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.
Jack I am impressed with you photograph. Theses are excellent shots.
Excellent shots indeed, and very interesting for me...
Times have changed. People have changed. I'd guess some of those uniforms have been altered/enlarged. Colorful bunch of re-enactors.
It is interesting to see how some communities enliven history. More fun this way, esp for kids and big kid, too.
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.
First shot: What no women? hahahaha
Ya, I've got a CW encampment coming my way in a week or so.
History is so much more interesting this way than in a classroom reading from a book. ;)
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!!
Beautiful shots! These are wonderful.
What a great group of photos from this event. You captured it well. I love that top shot.
Oh, this must really be a great photo op!
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.
Splendid captures, Jack, particularly that second to last one.
I'm quite taken by that guy kissing the horse, Jack! I'm sure he is a really nice man.
That first photo is so sweet. What a great shot.
Looks like a serious affair!
Great coverage of the event, Jack.
Hmmmm. The conscripts here look a little long in the tooth...
Couldn't agree with EG more Jack, this was definitely one of the most enjoyable history lessons I've had.. and yes poor horse :)
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