Aiken County, South Carolina, US
The Battle of Aiken, also known as the Action at Aiken, was a minor engagement that took place during the American Civil War on February 11, 1865. It was fought between Union forces led by Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate forces led by Major General Joseph Wheeler. The battle took place as Union General William Tecumseh Sherman was making his way across South Carolina during his "March to the Sea" campaign.
The Confederate forces were able to score a minor victory over the Union forces, but the battle had little strategic significance in the overall outcome of the war. It was one of several small skirmishes and engagements that took place during Sherman's march through the state.
Relive history at this three-day event with reenactments of the Battle of Aiken, military encampments, and more...
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