Battle of Anderson
May 1, 1865
The Battle of Anderson County was
fought in the closing days of the Civil War... after the issue
had largely been decided.
Still... while it might not have
the same recognition as a "Gettysburg" or an "Antietam", the
Battle of Anderson has drawn sufficient interest, from those
with a love of history, for there to be a reenactment of the
clash which featured the Citadel Cadets.
The battle... according
to reenactment organizers was the last Civil War battle, or
skirmish... east of the Mississippi River. According to history,
the Confederate forces suffered no casualties... and the Union
forces had two casualties in a skirmish that took place on May
Where the exact battle took place is a subject of
debate amongst historians. While it appears to be true that it
took place in what is now Anderson County... there is no
consensus of the exact spot.
This website will attempt to
chronicle this event... and offer other resources into this
period of our heritage and that of our forefathers... The Sons
of the Confederacy.
Col. David West
Boyce Battery, MacBeth Light Artillery
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