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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Battle Of Germantown Revolutionary War Reenactment In Germantown, PA On October 2, 2010

This was a superb Reenactment and it took place at the exact place where the Battle Of Germantown was actually fought. It featured the 1st New Jersey Regiment among others.

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The rays of the sun piercing through the clouds and trees create an excellent visual:

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Close-up of the Hessian Troops:

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Toward the back of the Benjamin Chew House on Cliveden Grounds:

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Side view of the Benjamin Chew House. Damage directly and indirectly caused by the conflict can be seen (it has been written that the house was hit with cannon balls and musket fire):

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A plaque next to the house and an old tree with the inscription: "THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE AND THE NATIONAL ARBORIST ASSOCIATION JOINTLY RECOGNIZE THIS SIGNIFICANT TREE IN THIS BICENTENNIAL YEAR AS HAVING LIVED HERE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD 1776 1976":

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The tree itself - quite old and quite large! Imagine ... this is the only living specimen on the premises that actually witnessed the Battle Of Germantown in 1777!

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Here I am by the plaque and tree:
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Many more photos can be found at this link:
http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u213/portaltothepast/Reenactments/Revolutionary%20War/Germantown%2010-2-2010

Videos of the Reenactment can be found at my youtube page (http://www.youtube.com/MichaelTheResearcher) using the search term "Germantown". There are six videos total.

This was a very well-done Reenactment. As for the historic event itself, despite the Battle being a loss for the Americans, European leaders felt it noteworthy that a
recently-raised Army actually lead an attack on the base of a previously-successful, and already-established, enemy combatant. More information can be found at the Reenactors' website (http://www.1nj.org) as well as the host page for Revolutionary Germantown (http://revolutionarygermantown.org).

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