Sunday, May 25, 2014

Revolutionary War Re-enactment


Yesterday, people in the garb of the 1770s -- and their horses -- descended on Wethersfield.

(Someone needs to guard those horses!)


American patriots fired on British soldiers.


The brave Americans suffered some casualties, too.


For poor New England farmers resisting British tyranny, the soldiers all seemed 
pretty well dressed and pretty well fed.

19 comments:

Andy said...

Jack I am impressed with you photograph. Theses are excellent shots.

Karl Demetz said...

Excellent shots indeed, and very interesting for me...

Lowell said...

Times have changed. People have changed. I'd guess some of those uniforms have been altered/enlarged. Colorful bunch of re-enactors.

Kate said...

It is interesting to see how some communities enliven history. More fun this way, esp for kids and big kid, too.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I would have absolutely adored this. Reminds me of the American museum of Bath (England) reenactments I saw 30 something years ago.

Yes. I knew about capital and capitol. Hence my question... So that would have made us 51.

Birdman said...

First shot: What no women? hahahaha

Ya, I've got a CW encampment coming my way in a week or so.

EG CameraGirl said...

History is so much more interesting this way than in a classroom reading from a book. ;)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, as a former teacher, I do so agree with EG!! So much better than history from a book in a classroom indeed! Terrific shots for the day, Jack!!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots! These are wonderful.

Sharon Anck said...

What a great group of photos from this event. You captured it well. I love that top shot.

VP said...

Oh, this must really be a great photo op!

Taken For Granted said...

Fine photos of the Revolutionary War re-inactment. I especially like the next to last photo of the soldier being hit. It is reminiscent of the Robert Capa photo of the Spanish soldier being hit. A critical moment.

William Kendall said...

Splendid captures, Jack, particularly that second to last one.

RedPat said...

I'm quite taken by that guy kissing the horse, Jack! I'm sure he is a really nice man.

Randy said...

That first photo is so sweet. What a great shot.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a serious affair!

José Mendonça said...

Great coverage of the event, Jack.

Kay said...

Hmmmm. The conscripts here look a little long in the tooth...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Couldn't agree with EG more Jack, this was definitely one of the most enjoyable history lessons I've had.. and yes poor horse :)