Over the past several years I have acquired a number bit of re-enactor’s kit and, since I started reenacting with my oldest son, much of it was duplicate.  As I am the only one in our family that stuck with the hobby, I set out to sell some of this gear and this is how I met Noah Lewis.  Actually, that’s not entirely true, Noah and I had met several times in the past but never introduced ourselves.  You see, Noah is a Patriot, he lines up with the Continental Line and it is our duty as loyal Redcoats to push them from the field.  Today, however, Noah and I met as friends.

Noah tells the often forgotten story of black soldiers in the American Revolution and how Freedmen of Color played an integral part in founding the United States.  He teaches at schools and sponsored events portraying a specific person, Ned Turner, a soldier in the 3rd PA Artillery.  In telling the story of Ned Turner, Noah is able to inspire youth from the Philadelphia neighborhood schools and remind them that they are strong, they are capable, and they are vitally important to the future of America.

When you get a chance, visit Noah’s website at www.nedturner.com.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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