It was a cold day but 9 compatriots of the PHILADELPHIA CONTINENTAL CHAPTER of the SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION COLOR GUARD came to Fort Mifflin to learn and improve their ceremonial drill. Unlike a reenacting unit that drills regularly, the Color Guard primarily performs at significant civic events and many of our members needed to improve their understanding of 18th Century handling of arms, marching, and facings. We now have honor guard and ensigns with the confidence in knowing how to perform and can now add ceremonial (non combat) volley fire to events.

Learning basic drill inside where it was warm
Demonstrating that drill outside where it was cold — VERY COLD

The Post Office has nothing on us, neither wind nor snow squall stopped this crew of dedicated patriots from their appointed duties.

When all was done, the PCC Color Guard took the basic tour of the fort before “ceremonially” emptying the kegs left from the Cannonball Tavern the evening before.

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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