This weekend visit our Massachusetts Provincial Battalion recruitment table at the Kalamazoo living history show!
Every year our battalion gathers at Fort Bagley in mid Michigan to train for the summer’s campaign against the French and their Savage allies. This year we had 15 Officers, NCOs and Centinels, including one new trooper, Mike “The Butcher” Kelly. The weather was pleasant and we spent the morning marching, working on movements, evolutions and the manual of arms. After foraging in town for lunch, the afternoon was spent spent in firing drills and a short lecture on the Regiment’s history by Major Kemmer.
Feast of Ste. Clare was this past Memorial Day Weekend. We had a great time and it was wonderful seeing everyone after the long cold winter. Click on an image below to see the full picture.
This past weekend was the Kalamazoo Living History Show. It was good to see so many people there. We had a great turn out, you couldn’t walk around without seeing a blue coat with red facings. Afterwards shared cake with Karen Kemmer, one of our cannon crew, for her Birthday. Happy Birthday Karen!!!
Robert Kegerreis has shot a short documentary about the reenactment at 2013 Colonial Kensington event. Its 16 minutes long and features the finest looking bunch of patriots in blue coats to be found.
I’ve got some great pictures from the Battalion Fall Challenge Event, held at Fort Bagley in Houghton Lake MI on September 13th, 14th and 15th. Our annual fall challenge is a private event to build our skills, test the things we’ve learned and celebrate another excellent year of reenacting the conflicts of the 18th Century. Check out the photos to see the fun we had. This event is open to other reenacting units. Contact Major Kemmer for details.
The weekend of July 20th-21st we attended the Cass River Encampment at Frankenmuth’s River Place Shops. We had so much fun doing tacticals as both F&I and Revolutionary War participants. The weather was especially good. Be sure to follow the link below for more great photos.
Check out more photos at Trish’s Photobucket.
Sunday July 14th, we visited the Tall Ship Festival in Bay City Michigan. It was a lot of fun seeing ships, some were even really close to the time period we portray in the mid 18th century.