J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Photographs from Minute Man N.H.P. Reenactment

Photographer Juliette Carignan of Belmont kindly alerted me to her gallery of handsome photographs from this summer’s “Now We Are One” reenactment at Minute Man National Historical Park. Above is Bob Allegretto as one of the mounted officers trying to organize the Continental Army there.

In addition, Juliette’s father Gerry Carignan has made some galleries of the same event available for public viewing, including this image of a young colonial.


Derek "A Staunch Whig" Beck said...

The gallery shows Benedict Arnold in a red coat... Is this an accurate portrayal on Arnold in 1775? I've always imagined him in a Connecticut blue coat like that of Putnam or Chester at Bunker Hill.

J. L. Bell said...

I try to leave all uniform questions for the reenactors.

Charlie Ogden said...

We (the other reenactors that day) were told, that in 1775 Arnold was a member of a unit in Connecticut which wore a red iniform - I believe it was the Govenor's Foot Guard.

Thanks for sharing the links - the "young colonial" is my son!

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