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Sackets Harbor New York August 5 & 6
The Incorporated Militia was once again invited to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield for their War of 1812 weekend. Again we were treated royally by the site, staff and town! Several Royal Navy crews including the Earl of Moira joined us “on land” as the town docks were all under water! Everyone on site was entertained by the traditional sea chanteys of “The Bosun’s Call” who travelled all the way from Virginia Beach! Saturday’s record winds made things interesting for those under canvas! Only a couple of tents and awnings went down! We picked up a stray RNR and a spare Royal Scot to fill out our redcoat attack force. Even with the help of the ships’ companies, the American troops prevailed, again!
Some photos can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157687176904796
And nothing says 1812 better at Sackets Harbor than an antique Fire Engine parade!
We headed across the battlefield in kit to watch them go by.
Siege of Fort Erie, Aug 12 & 13, 2017
For over 30 years IMUC has been participating in the re-enactment of the Siege of Fort Erie. Always a well animated weekend with cannon barrages, an evening fort siege tour and participant camps above and below the fort. Natives, Americans and sutlers added to the site brining life to this important part of Canada’s history! We fielded a strong section of 12 muskets, and climbed the walls once again!
Pictures from the weekend can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157684844289571
Below - A Line's Eye View of the evening battle...