Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Battle of Germantown

Today we had the opportunity to go to a reenactment of the Battle of Germantown!  Robin was able to be right up close as the Colonial and British troops 'fought' over Germantown Avenue and then Cliveden House, one block from our home.

Robin says, "I saw them shooting out of the house, and a lot of people got killed.  They fired cannons to open the gate!  I totally loved it!  The cannon was an old-fashioned kind of cannon and they all had muskets.  There were a lot fewer people on one side - that was the red side.  We wanted to get wooden muskets or daggers or slingshots or pirate swords but we couldn't get one because we didn't have enough money to buy one for ourselves.  "

The cannons were literally loud enough to make me jump involuntarily every time one went off. We also saw displays of period clothing, got close to some period weaponry, and listened to some musicians in period clothing playing period music on (presumably) period instruments.

Robin went for a walk.

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