"Under The Redcoat"

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Posted by Champ on June 26, 1999 at 01:45:50:

I apologize to all for not mentioning this sooner,
BUT if any of y'all are near Colonial Williamsburg you might
check it out, for this weekend its under "British Martial Law".

(*from the Williamsburg site)

*** June 26-27

Under the Redcoat: Lord Cornwallis Occupies Williamsburg

The British are definitely coming. Lord Cornwallis’ soldiers imposed military law when they occupied Williamsburg before the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. For two days, 218 years later, military re-enactors will come from all over the country to encamp on Market Square, set up military checkpoints, conduct courts-martial and patrol the city. Make sure you know the password.***

(*and for fans of the Colonials)

*** July 10-11

A Town Unchained: The Continental Army Encamps at Williamsburg

In 1781, Continental troops under the Marquis de Lafayette marched into Williamsburg to relieve the citizens of British military law. Military re-enactors from around the entire country will re-create the army’s arrival and impact on the town. ***

I am in hopes, in the next couple years, to bring out "Capt. MacKay's Highland Coy of the Queen's Rangers" to participate, as they were posted there at that time.


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