It was overcast and chilly, not quite as foggy as it was on the morning of the actual Battle of Germantown, but otherwise it was a fine day for an attack on the Chew House. With my daughter in tow, I attended the annual reenactment of the Battle of Germantown today. Always a great time, with lots to do for the kids and enough loud noises to make my ears ring for a week.
Below is my fellow TMPer Eric Turner, representing the 1st New Jersey. He has very generously agreed to speak to my Military History class when we do our AWI unit.
The assault on the Chew House begins. I thinks its amazingly cool that they're able to stage this reenactment on the very ground where the battle was fought. I had always thought that the hideous lawn sculpture should be removed, but apparently they were there in 1777. So. All right then.
Lots of carnage this year. Abut half of the Continental army became casualties. The woman next to me was the wife of a reenactor. At one point she told her child, who was sittinng with my daughter "Oh, look. I think your daddy is going to survive today...Oh, wait. There he goes. Too bad." Man, those military wives are tough.