Costumed ‘Sharpshooters’ take to soccer field

April marks the beginning of the four-year Civil War, 150 years ago. Saturday, the “Rebels” bivouacked at a community center soccer field here to provide a portal into the struggles and strengths of the Southern people, its army and its cause.

“There was more innovation in the South, they knew how to make do with less,” Don Noble, a “private” in the reenactment of the 1st South Carolina McGowan’s Brigade Battalion of Sharpshooters, told the gathered children and adults.

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