The real Battle of Wyoming was really a massacre…horrible loses sustained by the American militia in the face of concentrated and fierce native and loyalist attack. This years Wyoming consisted of some good woods fighting and open field fighting as well as an excellent reenactment of the real Battle of Wyoming. Late Saturday afternoon all the militia made for the field and did an impressive show of force…the 5th NY was placed on the extreme left. It was here an intense attack of loyalists and natives slammed the flank and it was a total rout. The sense of panic was very real as the Indians whooped and hollered. Excellent reenactment. The other battles were normal pitch battles without script. On Sunday it was a clear crown victory as the Americans were overrun down the hill! A great time! Pictures by Lindsay M.
The 5th New York Regiment dusted off for Spring training on April 27th 2013. The day was designed to help new members get situated and comfortable handling muskets and doing basic drilling. We drilled in movements and marching of His Majesties Manual of 1764. This was the standard military manual for Britain and her colonies until Baron De Steuben created his blue book. The older members showed 3 new soldiers the ropes and gave a tour of Fort Montgomery. All in all it was a great day and we could have no asked for better weather! Photos courtesy of Pete Green and Petegreenphotography.com. Continue reading