Sunday, September 4, 2016

George Washington's Mount Vernon

The Marines (and assorted accompanying rebels) spoke to hundreds of tourists Saturday at George Washington's Mount Vernon.  The talks included musket firing demonstrations (always a crowd favorite, and the men love cleaning their weapons after), little known facts about George Washington and various rebel leaders, and how the soldiers lived and fought during the war.

Daily Schedule

Commander McGaughey

Giving instructions to Sergeant Wilson

Sergeant Wilson cleaning his musket

The Display

Follower of the Army - Kimberly Walters

Private Donovan and Kimberly Walters

Saturday, June 18, 2016

George Washington Birthplace National Monument - June 2016

     The Marines were in Virginia a few weeks ago doing demonstration at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument.  It was a hot, yet beautiful day.  Photos courtesy of Karen Morgan and Denise Underwood Furlong. 

Private Donovan walking in the garden

Sergeant Wilson, Captain McGaughey, and Private Donovan 

Sergeant Wilson, Private Donovan, Private Morgan, and Captain McGaughey 

 Sergeant Wilson, Private Donovan, Private Morgan 

Captain McGaughey, Sergeant Wilson, Private Donovan, Private Morgan firing their muskets

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Revolutionary War Reenactment at George Washington's Mount Vernon 30 April - 1 May 2016

     The Marines had a very strong showing at the reenactment at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   It was an awesome event at an extraordinary site.  There were about 13,000 visitors that attended both days.  Photos by Suzanne Shaw, Julie Marin Grant, and Kimberly Walters.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Paca House and Gardens in Historic Annapolis, Maryland

     The Marines spent a rainy day at the Paca House and Gardens on 20 March during Maryland Days talking to a steady stream of visitors interested in history about life in the time period, the British military, and updating their round hats for their next reenactment at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 30 April - 1 May.

The cook going after the Ensign for eating fruit meant for a pie

Captain McGaughey, Private Donovan, Private Morgan (in drag), and the Ensign.

Private Donovan and the Ensign

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!