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Redcoats!

The Redcoats are Coming!
Saturday, July 2nd 2011
from 11am to 4:30pm

Redcoats!

The British are coming!
The British are coming!

Boston Harborfest is planning a daylong encampment of historic British regiments on the Boston Common to interpret the other side of the American Revolution.

Don’t miss this spectacular event on Saturday,
July 2nd 2011!

 


11am
 
11-11:30am
 
11:30am 


12-12:30pm

12:30-2pm

2-2:30pm
 

2:30-4pm

4-4:30pm

4:30pm 

Arrive at Long Wharf

Formation

March to the Common via State, Court, and Tremont Streets

Tactical Demonstration

Medical and Military Demonstrations

Skirmish with Colonial Militia

Medical and Military Demonstrations

Skirmish with Colonial Militia

Break camp


An army of British soldiers, dressed in authentic uniforms, will arrive at Long Wharf, aboard the Schooner Liberty. After disembarking from the ship, the soliders will be led by General Thomas Gage in a defiant march up King (State) Street, Queen (Court) Street, and Tremont Street to the historic Boston Common.

After a tactical demonstration on the Common, there will be exhibitions of drilling and musket cleaning. The surgeon will be on hand for necessary medical procedures throughout the day. In the afternoon, colonial militia will make their way to the encampment and skirmish with the Redcoats in a preliminary battle for American independence.



Special thanks to His Majesty's
First Regiment of Foot Guards

www.firstguards.org