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Revolutionary War Reenactment

The Brigade of the American Revolution is an international living history organization that seeks to portray the life and times of the common soldier that fought in the American Revolution. The BAR uses authentic reproductions of the equipment used during America’s War for Independence. During the weekend, the BAR will demonstrate the soldiers’ life as it would have been in a short term encampment. Demonstrations will provide the sights and sounds of the American Revolution and include: The use of linear tactics with the firing of Muskets and 18th Century artillery pieces. Additional presentations will be made showing the use of musicians on the battlefield, the role of Washington’s geographers in the war and the different clothing of the period.

This free event is Saturday, Sept. 21 (9 a.m.-5 p.m) and Sunday, Sept. 22 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Heritage Park, 60. N Cleveland Ave. 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 21:
8:30 a.m. Officer’s Call
8:45 a.m. All Vehicles to Parking Lot
9 a.m. Park Opens to the Public
10 a.m. First Formation & Unit / Division Drills
11 a.m. Soldier Life:  Talk to a Re-enactor, Military Camps
11:30 a.m. Music Demonstration
1 p.m. Artillery Demonstration
1:30 p.m. Presentation of Period Clothing
2 p.m. Rifle / Musket / Linear Tactics
3 p.m. Inspection of Troops Per Von Steuben’s “Blue Book” followed by Pay Call
4 p.m. Tactical Weapons Demonstration, (Mock Battle)
4:45 p.m. Final Formation
5 p.m. Event Closes to the Public

Sunday, September 22:
8:30 a.m. Officer’s Call
8:45 a.m. All Vehicles to Parking Lot
9 a.m. Park Opens to the Public
10 a.m. First Formation & Unit / Division Drills
11 a.m.  18th Century Non-Denominational Religious Service
11:30 a.m. Music Demonstration
1 p.m. Artillery Demonstration
1:30 p.m. Presentation of Period Clothing
2 p.m. Rifle / Musket / Linear Tactics
3 p.m. Tactical Weapons Demonstration, (Mock Battle)
3:45 p.m. Final Formation
4 p.m. Event Closes to the Public

ONGOING DEMONSTRATIONS

Washington’s Map Makers, Department of the Geographer Tent
Continental Army Surgeon, Surgeon’s Tent
Roll a Musket Cartridge, Congressional Army Camp
18th Century Cooking Demonstration
Army Artificers using 18th Century tools making fortifications 



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