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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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

“Redcoats & Rebels” at Sturbridge, 7-8 Aug 2010

On the weekend of 7-8 August, Old Sturbridge Village is hosting its annual “Redcoats & Rebels” gathering, the “largest military re-enactment in New England.” The museum’s press release says:

More than 40 units will conduct mock battles with lots of musket, cannon and artillery fire, demonstrate marching and drilling, and entertain visitors with fife and drum music. British units and their Irish, Welsh, and Scotch allies will camp the OSV Common, and units portraying Colonial Minutemen and their French allies will be camped throughout the Village countryside.
This press release includes an impressive list of participating units.

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