Battle of Walloomsac
Walloomsac, NY August 13 & 14, 2022. The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield, together with the Brigade of the American Revolution, will be hosting a reenactment of the critical battle that set the stage for the Crown defeat at Saratoga. The event will take place on August 13 & 14 and will be open to members of the BAR, CL, BB, and BVMA as well as select invitees. The 18th Century camps will be located in one of the large fields beyond the Barnett House. Water, straw, firewood, and necessaries will be provided for each camp. On Saturday morning, those on the rebel side who like long treks (approximately 3 miles) through hilly and wooded country, will once again duplicate Col. Benjamin Nichols' flanking march from the American camp to the area of the Dragoon Breastwork. A log breastwork has been constructed on the site of the Dragoon Fort, and the rebels will attack this on Saturday afternoon. Late on Saturday afternoon, we will reenact Breymann's advance and the rebel counter-attack. While most of the original ground where this action took place is along State Rt. 67 or on private property, a portion of it is near where our camps will be so we will recreate the battle on that field. On Sunday morning after Divine Services, all those interested can help in reconstructing the Tory Fort. Materials will be provided. At 1:30 PM we will recreate the rebel attack on the Tory Fort. Troops will be able to break camp around 3:30 PM. Details and registration information will be posted as they become available. For more information, use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
|Event Date and Time||Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:00 am|
|Event End Date and Time||Sunday, August 14, 2022 1:00 pm|
Venue Information - Bennington Battlefield
Bennington Battlefield State Park