Monday, March 24, 2014

Historic London Town and Gardens - 23 March

The Maryland and British Marines turned out at Historic London Town and Gardens on 23 March to kick off their recruiting and reenactment season for 2014.  A Maryland Marine (Tim Wilson on the left) and a British Marine (Dave Shackleford on the right) are shown with civilians of the town guarding the newly acquired tractor for the site - replacing one stolen by modern day thieves.  While it was cold, it was a wonderful day with a record number of visitors attending.  

The Baltimore Sun was also there to capture a musket firing demonstration with Captain McGaughey looking on.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Return to the Hook, Gloucester, VA

The Marines participated at The Battle of the Hook in Gloucester, VA, this past weekend.  It was an excellent event which included the over 1,000 reenactors on both sides (Continental and British).  There were boat landings, cavalry demonstrations and battlefield engagements, a night skirmish, the raiding and burning of a farm house as well as overall fun!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Marines Participate at the Battle at Mt. Harmon this past weekend

Mt. Harmon Reenactment Draw Strong Crowd

The Marines participated in the Revolutionary War battle reenactment at Mt. Harmon this past weekend.  Hundreds of visitors attended to see battles, cooking demonstrations, musket drills, and more.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The 235th Annivesary of the Battle of Monmouth

The Marines turned out with the 43d Regiment of Foot against the rebel forces at the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey.

Captain Jim McGaughey, British Marines, with Major Paul Loane, 43d Regiment of Foot
(Photo courtesy of Todd Braisted)
Photo courtesy of Christopher Robbins at
(Photo courtesy of Todd Braisted)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

1775 British Marine Grenadier Cap

We have been recently able to acquire, courtesy of the Royal Marine Museum, a photo of a 1775 British Marine Grenadier Cap.  While the hair from the bear skin is long gone, the plate is in perfect condition.  (Many thanks to Gregory Scott for cleaning up the photo.)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Chestertown Tea Party Festival - 1774

     This past Memorial Day weekend, the Marines participated in the Chestertown Tea Party in Maryland.  

     On May 13, 1774, six months after the Boston tea party, a number of prominent Kent County men gathered at a local tavern to respond to the Tea Act. In an anonymous report to the Maryland Gazette, the gathering condemned Great Britain.  At a second meeting on May 18th, the participants approved the Chestertown Resolves, which acknowledged their allegiance to King George III, but registered their sworn enmity to taxation without representation. In their view, the tea tax was calculated to enslave the Americans, and they
pledged that any citizen found importing or purchasing dutiable tea would be stigmatized as an enemy of the liberties of America.  The Marines were there to keep the peace within the town.

     The event attracted thousands to the Chester River event.  Further coverage is at the My Eastern  website.

In Camp

Face off with the Rebels

The Marines