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Battle of Brandywine 240th Anniv.
September 16 - September 17Free
Appearance for Troops
As the year is 1777, individual units are asked to dress in their respective 1777 impressions, if applicable. Otherwise, they are to wear hunting shirts (preferred) or civilian coats (acceptable). Small clothes are not acceptable for drill or battle unless heat becomes an issue. In that case, an order will be issued through the battalion commander.
Note that no men are to wear green sprigs in their hats. There is no documentable evidence that the army did anything of this nature en masse outside of the march through Philadelphia in late August of 1777.
Ammunition Requirements for Troops
All men should plan to bring enough ammunition to have full cartridge pouches for each action on both Saturday and Sunday. All firelocks should be clean, in good working order, and each man should have spare flints on hand. 1st Sergeants and the NCOs they designate will check cartridge boxes at formation to ensure that all is in order.
Preferred Manual and Drilling
We will be using that which is prescribed in the 1764 Manual Exercise for all commands related to the manual of arms, loading, and firing.
1st Sergeants are expected to comprehend the commands and corresponding motions from, and to take care that they are practiced during the time period allotted each day for company drill. Company drill is not an optional activity.
Water Supply Requirements for Troops
All men should have a FULL canteen whenever they take the field with no exceptions. 1st Sergeants and the NCOs they designate will check canteens at formation to ensure men have access to enough water.
General Event Information
A detailed reenactor schedule will be shared when possible. In the interim, all are encouraged to visit the official website of the event for general information https://www.brandywine2017.org / .
Request for participation estimates
In order to provide accurate information to the battalion officers and quartermasters, each unit is requested to send the following information to me via return email no later than [ Thursday, September 7th ], so that I may collate it and send it to the adjutant. We are asking for this information again now, as it may have been a long time since your unit registered, and (as always) things may have changed.
– Roster (names) of military participants (private soldiers & NCOs)
– Number of camp followers
– Number of wall tents
– Number of enlisted-men tents (wedges)
– Number of cooking flys
Thank you in advance for your help with this.
September 16 to 17, 2017 – (A CL/BB sanctioned event) Join in the 240th anniversary of the “Battle of Brandywine” on the original historic ground at Sandy Hollow Heritage Park, Birmingham Township, PA. The 43rd Regiment of Foot and Ninth PA Regiment invite you to participate in a major 240th commemoration of the Battle of Brandywine on the original battlefield. Effort will be made to approximate the original engagement using the adjacent horse farm and woodland as well as Sandy Hollow, now a wide open grassy township park where the Marquis de Lafayette was wounded, a battlefield a mile long. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Registration deadline is August 20th. This event has been sanctioned for the 2017 season by the Continental Line and the British Brigade. For more information contact Paul Loane at firstname.lastname@example.org (British) or Patrick Jordan at Fortmudisland@gmail.com (Allied)