The Palmetto Light Artillery was raised by Captain Hugh R. Garden in 1862. The men came from the areas of Sumter, Columbia, and Cheraw in South Carolina and fought in the Army of Northern Virginia for the rest of the war.
The modern-day Palmetto Light Artillery is an organization of volunteers who reenact the War Between the States in an effort to educate the public and to keep alive the memories of those brave men and women who sacrificed so much for the causes in which they believed.
On this site you will find information about both the Historical PLA and the Modern day PLA. We have a section where you can purchase selected books dealing with the artillery and the war, and we have a links page as well.