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- Filming at the Battle of Princeton on Memorial Day
Posted by : Robert Child Friday
|Don Troian's - Washington at the Battle of Princeton 1777|
Early on the morning of January 3, 1777, British and American forces clashed in the fields of brothers William and Thomas Clarke in the final major battle of the Trenton-Princeton Campaign. For 45 minutes, charges and counter-charges ebbed and flowed between the two farm houses, only one of which (the Thomas Clarke House) still survives. By 9 AM, the major fighting was over, though sporadic skirmishes continued all the way to Nassau Hall. Princeton Battlefield State Park preserves a portion of the core battlefield, providing visitors with the opportunity to see the spot where one of the pivotal engagements of the American Revolution occurred.
Reenactors portraying Revolutionary War British, American, and German soldiers, including both infantry and cavalry, will be site on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The weekend's events will feature reenactments of the 1777 battle at 2 pm each afternoon along with demonstration of eighteenth-century military drill and opportunities to visit with General George Washington and British Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Mawhood.
The event is sponsored by The Princeton Battlefield Society. More information.