While several of our military branches can be justifiably proud of over 246 years of service to our nation, one component of the military goes back much further! The National Guard is the direct descendent of America’s first militias. The oldest regiments drilled for the first time on the village green in Salem, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1636. It was the militia that met Major John Pitcaim and his Regulars at Lexington as they marched on Concord and harried them all the way back to Boston, eventually besieging them. For the last four centuries, Citizen Soldiers have always been ready to serve both at home and abroad.
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! View more posts