When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

August 31, 1786 – SHAY’S REBELLION:  Enraged by high debts and Massachusetts increased efforts to collect taxes, Captain Daniel Shay (Continental Army) led an armed mob to disrupt the proceedings of the Northampton County Court, occupy the courthouse and preventing the courts from passing judgement against debtors.  This mob then marched on the federal armory at Springfield in an attempt to seize its weaponry and overthrow the government.  When federal troops were sent to quell this rebellion and restore the courts, Shay and many of his men fled to the independent nation of Vermont.

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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