Monday, October 19, 2015

Historic Annapolis, 25 October 2015

Historic Annapolis will recreate the revolutionary spirit of 1765 this weekend to mark the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act protests in Annapolis.

     “Sons of Liberty Day” Oct. 25 will begin with a “March on Main” at 11:30 a.m., starting at the foot of Main Street, which was known as Church Street in colonial days.

     Living history re-enactors Matthew West, portraying patriot William Paca, Robert Bruce Shibe, portraying printer Jonas Green, and Ted Borek, portraying Annapolis loyalist Daniel Dulany, will lead participants on a mock protest march to State House hill with an effigy of stamp commissioner Zachariah Hood, recreating a scene from Aug. 26, 1765.

     Afterward, revolutionary activities for all ages will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the William Paca House and Garden, at 186 Prince George St.

     Re-enactors representing real people of 18th century Annapolis will discuss news of the day, while His Majesty’s Marines, commanded by Capt. Jim McGaughey of Crofton, and the 4th Company from the British Brigade of Guards patrol through town and share their viewpoint.

     There will also be a “Rebel Rum” tasting courtesy of Blackwater Distilling of Kent Island for those over 21 and a variety of children’s games of the period.

     The “March on Main” is free and open to the public. Events at the Paca House and Garden are included in the admission price.

     In addition to Sunday’s events, a one-hour walking tour titled “Revolutionary Annapolis,” led by Historic Annapolis’ senior historian Glenn Campbell, will be held at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 24. The cost is $10 and registration is available on Historic Annapolis’ web site,

     A reproduction of Annapolis printer Jonas Green’s “expiring” Maryland Gazette newspaper of the period and the “death’s head” he printed instead of the British stamp will be on display this week (Oct. 19-25) at the Historic Annapolis Museum, at 99 Main St. Entry is free.

     For more information, visit Historic Annapolis’ web site,, or call 410-267-7619.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

George Washington Birthplace, 1 August 2015

The Marine's next event will be at George Washington's National Birthplace near Colonial Beach, VA. Come by to see our musket demonstrations and drill on 1 August.  Our ladies will be in the hearth kitchen preparing 18th Century dishes.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Chestertown Tea Party Festival, 23 May 2015

The Marines had a great time at the Chestertown Tea Party Festival on 23 May.  We were able to provide demonstrations to the public, participated in the parade, had a street shoot out, a great time paired with the Maryland Loyalists, and awesome camaraderie with all.  The 1st Virginia Regiment and 1st Delaware were also there as opposing forces.  Lots to do at this event, so look for us to be there again next year!

Private Morgan

New Recruit - Ensign Anthony

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mount Vernon Battle Reenactment - 9-10 May 2015

The Mount Vernon Battle Reenactment was very well organized on one of the great estates within our country - George Washington's Mount Vernon!  The event had everything you could hope for - tours of the mansion, British and Continental camps to walk through, sutlers, and all of the amenities that Mount Vernon has to offer.

Marines on the far left 

The Brigadier riding Jeffey

General Washington's Recreated Marquee

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 Schedule of Events

Our schedule of events has been posted to our page (on the left) with links to each historic site with information about it.  

The Marines are always recruiting!  Looking forward to seeing you at an event.  Need more information about us?  E-mail me at

A few of us at Historic London Town and Gardens, November 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mt Harmon Plantation Reenactment

     The Marine contingent participated at the Mount Harmon Battle Reenactment on 25 and 26 October led by Sergeant Shackleford as the Captain was in charge of leading the battles these two days.  

     There was a little bit of everything taking place at this event.  From participating in the battles both days, attending appropriate meetings, ensuring they were lined up in formation and drills, as well as having a bit of time to shop with the sutlers and hang out at the Tavern on Saturday evening with friends - there was something for everyone at this one! The Marines showed up in force and welcomed Marine Private Morgan!  

Sergeant Shackleford (left) and Brigadier McGaughey (right)
(Photo by Thomas Verenna)

Brigadier McGaughey (left)
(Photo by Thomas Verenna)

The Marines (on the far right) lined up and getting ready to go - wearing their round hats
(Photo by Thomas Verenna)

The Marines in battle (right)
(Photo by Meredith Barnes)

The Marines coming in to land by boat!
(Photo by Hecklarry)

The Marines (far right)
(Photo by Thomas Verenna)