The reenactment was done very well and we had a blast! Below you'll find the pics I took of the reenactment along with a few descriptions.
|A carriage with some colonials started off the parade. |
(The blonde head is my oldest daughter.)
|Here come some soldiers!|
|Here come the Pipers!|
|The militia! They were firing (blanks) right in the street--loading one at a time.|
|The Rough Riders|
|This is part of the 18th Century Chestertown street we were on for the parade. |
I just love the tops of the buildings and the individual character given to each.
|Punch and Judy! A very funny but very macabre puppet show.|
|My girls with a couple of the militia men. We had to tell them we |
were time travelers and our camera would not hurt them, lol
|My husband and my daughter fighting a duel with wooden rubber-band guns.|
|There were two row boats filled with militia and Colonials, and I thought I'd captured both in my pic but obviously I am missing one...|
|Now you see the two row boats... They've reached the British ship and will attempt to board!|
|Tea tossing, along with a British soldier!!! Yes, that man is being tossed into the water!|
|A few tossed soldiers with boxes of tea...|
|This was not at the festival, but it was on the way to my parent's house where we stopped on our way home--isn't it a beautiful tribute to the men and women who serve? There are rows and rows of crosses on this family's property--each with a flag on top. Those "men" standing are manequins dressed as different service men throughout history, and by the flagpole, there is a woman dressed in black, holding the hand of a child, in mourning. People were pulled over up and down the street to take pics (and I have no idea who that guy is hup front... he stepped into my shot.)|
Happy Memorial Day! And thank you to all those who serve on U.S. soil and abroad. America would not be what it is without you.
Eliza Knight is a multi-published author of historical romance and erotic romance. Visit her at http://www.elizaknight.com/ and look for A PIRATE'S BOUNTY, releasing June 22, 2011 with Ellora's Cave.