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Boscobel Living History Encampment: Experience the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the World Wars
*10:00-11:00 am Set up camp
11:00-12:00 am 6th NY fire cannon to signal camp is open; camp life with drill
12:00-1:00 pm Nooning (lunch)
12:00-12:30 pm Arnold and André: Betrayal of West Point
12:30-1:00 pm Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
1:00-1:15 pm Inspection of troops by General Washington, President Lincoln, and General Grant, and including children, at camp sites
1:15-1:30 pm Address by President Abraham Lincoln
1:30-2:00 pm Massed drill and weapons’ firing
2:15-2:45 pm Hudson River Valley Stories by Jonathan Kruk
3:15-3:45 pm Tactical exercise
3:45 pm Retreat
*4:00-4:30 pm Break camp
*4:30-6:00 pm Jollification
* Re-enactors only
Children’s eighteenth century games will be available on the Lawn over the course of the day.
The Living History Education Foundation under the command of Joe Ryan will host Military Re-enactment Day, 2017 at Boscobel on 27 August 2017 following Re-enactment Day at Constitution Island. GPS address: 1601 Route 9D (Bear Mountain Highway) in Garrison, NY, 10524. The schedule is above. We will set up camp overlooking West Point and the Hudson by 10:00 am. Free tours of the house will be available. Boscobel will provide lunch and jollification after we break down camp. We will pay unit stipends. https://www.boscobel.org/education/playgroups/
Originally located near Montrose, Boscobel was completed in 1808 by Elizabeth Corne Dyckman, the wife of States Morris Dyckman, a Loyalist, who served in the British Quartermaster’s Department during the Revolutionary War. A descendant served as an officer in the Civil War. The site is interested in hosting more living history events. To learn more about Boscobel see http://www.boscobel.org/.
In The Exhibition Gallery at Boscobel