20-21 We attended the event at Jerusalem Mills, Kingville, Maryland
The Continentals march ahead of us to battle position.
Our fairly spartan camp Kitchen- two boxes, a stool, a shovel and fire irons and ccoking gear.
Jeffery, George, Matt and Peter relax and get ready for the afternoon battle.
Some of the militia company Glenn commanded- Jeffery center front, and Peter, George and Matt in the rear.
Cleaning muskets on Saturday evening.
The muskets must be clean for the morning tactical exercise- an
unscripted battle the public does not see- so we can use the woods! Supper is cooking- a venison stew.
stop to check for an ambush during the tactical- 30 seconds later, the
riflemen in front contacted the enemy! The horseman in the red
coat is an American dragoon---yep, we found it confusing too, just like
they did during the Revolution. Eventually, Washington ordered
all units with red coats to dye them brown, because they caused
We take turns with the Red Coats, winning and losing- on Sunday,
the Red Coats littered the field with dead, now rising for the march
past the public.
Matt, Jeffery, George, Peter and Glenn at the end of Sunday's battle.
While some of us were at Jerusalem Mills, a few members went to the
Millstone, NJ, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route
Alex, Frank, and Tom (from Heard's Brigade, NJ militia) pose after the parade.
Frank and Alex put King George on trial for tyranny- apparently,
they did not wait for the results before hanging him! Ah, well, the
never in doubt!
Vi demo's her spinning wheel.
On Oct.5th, we attended the Lord Stirling Park 18th
Century craft Festival-
We cooked pea soup and a chicken on a string.
Drilling the kids
Drilling the men
Parading the militia before the crowd
Vi again showed how to use a spinning wheel
The men of Outwater's stand ready for "Homeland Security duty"
The chicken ended up moving into the Dutch oven- both the chicken and pea soup came out just right!
watching the kids drill
Alex takes his first shot with a musket with George's help.
On Oct 12, we were at Rockingham house, George Washington's
Headquarters while consulting with the Continental Congress, August to
talking under the dining fly
Matt and George set up a display of soldiers shelters- a common soldiers tent and a lean-to.
Matt liked it!
George checks the dish water to see if it is hot.
Vi explains about wool, carding, spinning and fabric making
November 1-2 we attended an event at Hope Lodge, Ft. Washington, Pa, a historic mansion.
Our small group that made it despite the chill- George, Peter, Matt and Glenn
A picture from the redoubt of the Light Infantry delaying the British advance.
Peter has "seen the elephant"- been thru his first battle, and looks forward to this one!
The some of the encampment, with Hope Lodge behind the trees in center.
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