Glover's Regiment Revolutionary War Encampment
On July 13, 2019, travel in time and place at Marblehead’s historic Fort Sewall to Summer, 1778. American forces and their French allies challenge the occupying British for control of Newport, RI.
Meet soldiers, sailors, camp followers and civilian townspeople from both sides of the conflict. Members of the Continental Line, our French allies, and the British forces will recreate skirmishes leading up to the major battle for control of Rhode Island.
Tour the historic fort, seeing 18th Century crafts and demonstrations, including musket ball making, marlinspike work, medicine, candle making, food preparation, and militia musket drills.
Speak with men and women of the 18th century and learn about the history of Glover’s Marblehead Regiment: hear how they saved the Revolution, not once but three times- culminating in their role in Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. They will tell you of the deprivations they suffered during that terrible fall and winter of 1776 and they will demonstrate up close the operation of their muskets.
You will hear music, including fife and drum concerts from the 18th Century throughout the day, refresh yourself with 18th century snacks and you can buy 18th Century wares from our sutler. Your children will, on two occasions during the day, have the opportunity to sign up with the regiment, and then drill and march to the beat of a drum alongside regiment members.
Late in the afternoon, watch a musket firing contest, and join with our soldier sailors as they regale the public with sea-chanteys. For all of this, we ask nothing but your interest and perhaps, a donation to the regiment so we may continue our mission to keep the revolutionary spirit alive in the 21st century. Full details of our schedule of events may be seen at gloversregiment.org