Ft Delaware's event held in July 2007 was lightly attendend by our unit. At first the numbers looked real good but as the event drew near we had a number drop out the week before the event. We were guests of the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment and helped them by playing their foe ( Captain Phillips Loyal Forresters) Since there was only three of us from our unit we recruited some mounted Dragoons: Hugh Francis, John Catafumo, and Nicole Smith to help us out.
I got to man my 1/2 Pdr Swivel gun "Ginger" which made some fine work (not to mention noise) in the battle. Although we were only there for one day we had a great time. We almost captured the fort, which required closing the rear gate (locking the rebel militia outside the walls) HOWEVER a certain dragoon closed the front gate effectively trapping the loyalist inside as the rebels piled into the rear gate!!!
Men at Arms in attendance:
Pvts: Rick Valent & Bill Baldwin
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