Militia Muster with the 4th Legionary Cavalry
November 9, 2013
Time - 11am to 4pm with last entry at 3:30
Adults - $10.00 and children (4 to 12) -$8.00
Join us for an old fashioned colonial muster. In colonial times, a muster was the gathering of local farmers to drill, work, talk about politics and socialize with good food and music. We will have discussions between loyalist and rebels resulting in a small armed conflict. The women will be working the loom, spinning and processing flax. The men will be working with wood and working in the fields. Tea will be served in the parlor and hearth cooking will take place in the kitchen.
THE 4TH LEGIONARY CORPS is a historically recreated cavalry and light infantry unit formed to relive the activities of an American army regiment that was originally raised in Pennsylvania during the American War of Independence. It is composed entirely of individuals who are accurately uniformed, equipped, and trained in the 18th-century style drill and discipline. The unit was formed in 1994 by an experienced group of veteran Bicentennial re-enactors who are devoted to authenticity. The goal of the regiment is to put into the field both mounted and dismounted troops who will demonstrate all facets ofcombined cavalry and light infantry warfare during the period as well as excellent and correct living history. By 1781 all cavalry units of the continental army were converted to legions of comibined dragoons (cavalry) and light infantry. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Stephen Moylan, and two of his six captains were John Heard and Erasmus Gill. The men of the 4th portray its formation as a legion under these two troop captians as of 1781.
Chester County Militia
Hearth Cooking and Textiles
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