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)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mount Clare Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

The Maryland State Marines attended a small demonstration at the Mount Clare Museum on 13 September in Baltimore, Maryland. We set up right in front of the house and were able to talk to the public that came over from the B&O Railroad Museum train ride.

Photo by Dave Shackleford

Monday, July 21, 2014

George Washington's Birthplace - 9 August

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 9 August.  Our ladies will be in the hearth kitchen preparing an 18th Century small dinner.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Battle of Wyoming Valley Reenactment 2014

The Marines were at the Battle of Wyoming Valley Reenactment from 12-13 July, in Mount Cobb, Pennsylvania.  The unit camped and fell in with the 43d Regiment of Foot.  The commander, who is also the British Brigade Brigadier, rode on horseback while commanding the battle.

Left to Right - Lieutenant Colonel Grenier, Major Siegel, and Brigadier McGaughey
(Photo by Kimberly Walters)

Marines taking a break
(Photo by Lori Bell)

Marines and 43d Regiment of Foot
(Photo by Lori Bell)

Marines and 43d Regiment of Foot
(Photo by Lori Bell)

Brigadier Jim McGaughey
(Photo by Susanne Shaw)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TV Film Shoot

The Marines had the pleasure to be a part of the filming at Historic London Town and Gardens yesterday for a new TV series on the American Heroes Channel (formerly the Military Channel).  The show, set to air next year, is called "Secrets of the Arsenal" and the story they are in is "The Culper Ring," a network of spies organized by General George Washington.  Here are some photos of behind the scenes!  

The Marines participate in living history events at Historic London Town and Gardens a few times a year doing demonstrations and drill.

Photos Courtesy of Historic London Town and Gardens.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Chestertown 1774 Tea Party Festival

This weekend the Marines provided law and order at the Chestertown 1774 Tea Party event in Maryland.  After raising the British Flag over the town to start the day, they kept the unruly in check.  They were able to inspect the ship in dock of cargo and ensured the taxes were paid before it could be off loaded.  There were many in town that were not happy with the latest taxes to be paid on any cargo coming into port; however, it was a beautiful day to keep the malcontents in town obeying the laws of the King!  God Save The King!

(Photo by Harry Aycock)
(Photo by Harry Aycock)

(Photo by Kathryn Blackwell)

(Photo by Kathryn Blackwell)

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Battle of Brandywine (Sandy Hollow)

The Marines participated in the Battle of Brandywine at Sandy Hollow this past weekend and fell out with the 43d Regiment of Foot.  The event was a huge success. Photos Courtesy of MoonlightCourt.com 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fort Frederick Market Fair Drill Demonstration

The British Marines attended the Fort Frederick Market Fair and were able to headquarter and drill in the Fort!  Most of the day ended up with perfect weather and all had a great time.  Thanks to all who stopped by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fort Frederick Market Fair - 26 April 2014

The British Marines will be in the Fort at the Fort Frederick Market Fair this year.  Take a few minutes to come by to talk to them!

(Photo Courtesy of The Friends of Fort Frederick website page)

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.

Below are further photos of the event with drill, firing, and charging the enemy!