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Outwater's Militia,  2009





militia men at Franklin Inn, June 2009 
 On June 6-7 We had a dog and pony show at the Franklin Inn, in East Millstone, NJ.


civilian ladies work wool-spin and knit
Julie, Vi, and Johanna work with wool




John captivates the public



Frank explains flintlocks

Franklin Inn event militia men
Glenn, John and George smirk fo the camera


militia loading musket
George loads to fire his musket


 
Glenn is the voice of our King George effigy, while Frank prosecutes him for Tyranny.


Rateau men
Chuck Rateau, ex-commander, brings his sons to start reenacting



the new Recruits fire!




Michele is done cooking and relaxes with her daughter




Rick with their daughter Meridith


Monmouth


We had a big crowd of about 20 people
 

  The women did crafts- spinning, weaving, knitting, basketry, and we had our Surgeon and his mate ready to bleed and purge vistors!


 We had an 8 man squad, with George and Bill doing their first battle- Jeffery and Jim went to start the battle as the Light Infantry- they are now called "light" and "agile"


The militia marches in to battle....

 

  The new men go with Frank as we cover the uphill flank.

 Marching out  



Parade, July 3rd, Randolph, NJ


 
Another good turnout- 10 people marched with us.  Not shown are Julie and Galen.


Battle of Wyoming

  Frank stopped at Dixon's and got a new musket- much shorter than his fowler!

The main battle each day was escorting the public thru the woods while the loyalist tried to stop us...the public got to see the action up close!
Karen, Alex's mother, turns to talk to him back in the column.



Glenn talks to the 24th Conn.  who ran the great event!


Vi talks to the public.


Lecture to the Cub Scouts



Glenn gave a lecture to the Cub Scouts of Mercer County.


Aug 29-30  Battle of Newtown


 On Friday night, in the rain, Glenn, George, Matt and Mike drove up to Elmira, NY for the Battle of Newtown- the weather cleared and it was a great weekend!
Alex joined us Saturday morning.
Unfortunately, we had to use a cell phone for a camera...

   
We took the public on two woods walks and had to defend them from the Indians and their allies.

    Matt plays fife on the overlook in the evening.

 
They fed us Saturday evening and Sunday morning too!



On Sept 26th we participated in the Millstone, NJ W3R celebration.
First 3 volleys at the Reformed Church over the grave of a Continental soldier, then a short parade to the town hall...

 Where we tried King George for Tyranny, then hanged him.

Glenn, Kathy, Kathy, and Tom

  Vi Spins, Glenn eats, Frank hides behind Glenn.


Lord Stirling 18th Century Festival


Merideth and Michele by the fire.  Michele cooked a chicken on a string and soup.

 
Frank talks to Public                     Vi and Rich under the fly.

The Burning of Kingston, NY


Tom and Ken with members of the 24th Conn and Heard's waiting to repel the British landing


George cleans his musket


 George discussing the schedule with the public

   
  Resting by the fire after a very long day, starting for NY well before dawn


 Sunday we got to ride an historic trolley into town for the street battle.



Fort Lee, November 17


George and Glenn





James makes his first event


Battles of Trenton, Dec 27th


First squad firing at the Hessians trapped in the park.


The Hessian enemy


Formed for Battle, Outwater's being the first two lines and half of the next two.



The new men at arms:
Cliff, James, Jeff, Alex  doing his first battle with a musket)

  
Advancing during street battle


Alex, Frank, George in the composite squad


  The men at arms present-also there were civilian women Vi and Robin


Commander Glenn - Proud of the unit's turnout!









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