May 18-19 Weekend BAR event Rebecca Nurse Homestead Danvers MA
INVITE ONLY – May 18 & 19, 2019, Hosted by the BAR and The Danvers Alarm list. There will be an anniversary celebration for Danvers Alarm List Company on Saturday night. Details to be posted as they become available at: Event Info
We have been invited to march in Bethel’s parade with Delancey’s Company. Start time and location TBD.
Wethersfield Revolutionary War Encampment
Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment. The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2018, at 211 Main St., following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade, and lasts until 4 p.m.
During the WDS Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can interact closely with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.” The ever-popular Big Bear Trading Company will be present with reproduction 18 and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike.
For more information, please visit: https://webb-deane-stevens.org/
Bethel History Day Encampment (With Delancey’s Company)
Come learn about the town of Bethel during the American Revolution. Delancey’s Company (Loyalists) and 5th Connecticut Regiment (Continental Army) along with British Marines will be on the green with a full encampment. Soldiers will be drilling on the green with musket demonstrations. Period clothing, camp life, cooking, 18th century toys and games and kids’ wooden musket drills. A morning and afternoon skirmish may ensue as the Americans rally to defend the town against the British and Loyalist forces.
More details and schedule to be announced.
June 22 & 23, 2019, Meisel Park, Springfield, NJ – Hosted by the BAR and the 3rd NJ Regiment, Jersey Blues Join us as we recreate the “Forgotten Victory” of New Jersey! The climatic battle of the final invasion of New Jersey was fought in Springfield. Approximately 6,000 Crown forces under General Knyphausen attached from Staten Island. He was stopped by General Greene with a force of only 2,000 Continentals and Hew Jersey Militia. Join us on June 22 and 23, 2019 to see our interpretation of that historic encounter. The website is www.springfield2019.com
Event details to come…
July 13, 2019 – July 14, 2019 – Hosted by the Brigade of the American Revolution. This living history event will focus heavily on the before, during and after of this famous moment in time. The event will feature constant interpretation and a wide range of educational programs including musket and artillery demos, maritime programs, vignettes from that fateful day and, of course, the assault itself. The 5th Connecticut’s Light Infantry unit was at the original battle, and our men and boys will return again to help mark the 240th anniversary of this historic event.
One of the greatest spectacles of the reenacting calendar!
Join Fort Ticonderoga and more than 700 reenactors for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid! An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise during the upcoming real-life action adventure at Fort Ticonderoga.
Out of the hazy twilight before dawn on September 18th, 1777 rushed Colonel John Brown’s men, catching the British and Brunswick garrison around Fort Ticonderoga completely by surprise. John Brown, no stranger to dangerous missions, helped engineer the first capture of Ticonderoga in 1775. With the stakes all the higher, he would test his luck again. As General Gates prepared to stop the British advance on Albany, he ordered General Lincoln to divide, divert, and harass General Burgoyne’s supply lines back to Canada. Colonel Brown chose his men carefully, allowed first pick of the ragtag patriot force assembled by General Lincoln at Pawlet, Vermont. Massachusetts and Vermont militia men would get their chance to strike a major blow against General Burgoyne’s attack to divide the colonies. Steadying them would be regulars from Colonel Warner’s regiment of Vermonters. Out front, Vermont rangers were to lead the way. Leading the Rangers was, Captain Benjamin Whitcomb, a ranger so skilled in his craft he was a wanted man to the British Army.
Rushing down into the LeChute river valley from Lake George landing, Brown’s men captured 330 British prisoners and set 118 American POWs free. Dawn at Fort Ticonderoga would see British Cannons atop Mount Defiance, which forced the American’s to flee that summer, turned on the British garrison itself. British soldiers awoke to the sight of a Brunswick soldier cut in half by a British cannonball fired by Brown’s men from the summit of that hill. Rearmed with captured British weapons, American POWs got a chance to settle their score shoulder to shoulder with Brown’s militia, regulars, and rangers. Destroying supplies, and livestock, capturing boats, guns, and cannons, Colonel John Brown’s raiders disappeared back up Lake George, jumping into the pages of history.
For more information, visit Fort Ti’s website at https://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/battle-reenactment-brown-s-raid/detail Clothing guidelines and registration details are available at the website.