The Second Regimental
Rifles South Carolina Volunteers is a non-profit Historical and Living History Society composed primarily of men and
women from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties of the Upcountry of South Carolina. It is the intent of the members
of the unit to present to the general public a historically accurate depiction of the life of the common soldier and
civilian of the period from 1861 to 1865 both Confederate and Union. We primarily depict the Second Regimental Rifles of the
South Carolina Volunteer Infantry because this regiment was mainly recruited from the area. And has members
that can directly trace their ancestors to it. When it is needed to wear the blue uniform of the North the unit protrays
the 16th Michigan Volunteers.
unit the 2nd SC Rifles(shortened version) is a member of the Southern Guards Brigade, an umbrella group representing
reenactment regiments from SC, GA, TN, KY and VA. The 2nd SC Rifles are part of Kershaw's Brigade within the SGB.
Our living history activities consist of four main presentations, lectures at local schools, daily
life demonstrations at local community events, lantern tours (a series of vignettes presented at night and illuminated by
candles or lanterns) and reenactments of period battles (both actual and generic).
We are a family-friendly
unit of reenactors and living historians. The 2nd SC Rifles is eager to recruit
people with a serious interest in experiencing, understanding, and teaching others about the War Between the States (WBTS).
No other event in history grips the American public's imagination like the WBTS period. By understanding how the war
affected everyday people like ourselves and explaining it to others, we fill a "big gap" in the education most people do not