The soldiers released a volley of rifle fire followed by a cloud of smoke. As they lowered their rifles to reload, Ensign Boggs rushed up behind them, firing off a volley of his own -- harsh criticism of their shooting skills. The soldiers of the 1st Independent Company of South Carolina raised their rifles once more, fired and received another set of insults -- all to the delight of the crowd.
Visitors were invited to come and witness life during colonial times as soldiers performed drills, merchants sold their goods and children ran along the hillside playing games Saturday at Colonial Dorcester State Historic Site. The park celebrated the 250th anniversary of the building of the fort still standing at what was known as the town of Dorchester.