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.

October 4, 1777 – BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN:  General Sir William Howe having outmaneuvered Washington, and seizing Philadelphia moved the bulk of his force to Germantown, an outlying community to the city. Determined to engage the British, Washington attempted to surprise and destroy the British in the same way as he defeated the Hessians at Trenton.  A heavy fog caused a great deal of confusion among the approaching Americans. After a sharp contest, Sullivan’s column routed the British pickets. Unseen in the fog, around 120 men of the British 40th Foot barricaded the Chew Mansion.  Washington made the erroneous decision to launch repeated assaults on the mansion, all of which failed with heavy casualties.

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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