…from the 2010 Raid at Martin’s Station.
The fort’s website has posted a slew of fine images, including some photos of the artillery in action, with your humble blogger making an appearance. Here we are maneuvering the grasshopper into position, and here we’re giving the Indians a dose of canister. Note the fellow with the wide-brimmed hat, dark waistcoat, green breeches, and fingertips hardened from blogging.
I had a glorious time, gained a new perspective on Revolutionary-era warfare, and did not blow my own face off. HUZZAH!
While browsing around the web in search of photos of the event, I also ran across a few items posted by participants with their own historical blogs, which I’ve added to my blogroll here. Let me direct your attention to a series of posts (here, here, and here) by a physician who was on hand to tend to the wounded and instruct the young in the art of eighteenth-century medicine.
While I was standing inside the fort with the rest of the cannon crew before we went into action, I spotted an intrepid frontierswoman shouldering a firelock in order to head out and do battle with the menfolk. It turns out she has a blog, too, and you can read her account of the raid here.
Finally, you’ll find a number of additional photos by browsing through recent threads at this discussion forum, which is well worth your time.
My thanks to the park staff and all the living historians who were present for making a first-time reenactor feel welcome. When do we get to do it again?