- Revolution on the Tuscarawas
- July 13 2013 - July 14 2013
- Community Bulletinboard
The British are coming! The British are coming to Fort Laurens!
Re-enactment scheduled at Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort
On July 13th and July 14th, Fort Laurens will be hosting the Brigade of the American Revolution as they present “Revolution on the Tuscarawas.” Fort Laurens always sees the largest gathering of Revolutionary War re-enacators in Ohio.
This two day encampment and re-enactment will feature two mock battles each day, as well as artillery demonstrations, rifle and musket demonstrations, Calvary, Native Americans and much more. Re-enactors from the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment from the American Army as well as British soldiers from the King’s 8th Regiment of Foote will be in camp and be able to demonstrate their weaponry and give visitors a taste of Colonial life. A special ceremony will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot of the American Revolution on the Fort Laurens grounds. There will also be guided tours given by 18th century civilians and soldiers. Children’s Colonial games will take place throughout the day.
This year marks the 235th Anniversary of the construction of Fort Laurens in what is today Bolivar, Ohio. Fort Laurens was built as part of a westward mission to attack the British operated Fort Detroit. The fort was discovered by the British who sent a force of Native American and British troops to place the fort under siege. Starvation conditions inside the fort caused the American troops to broil their moccasins and beef hides to eat out of desperation. Twenty-three soldiers lost their lives at Fort Laurens.
Activities and demonstrations will be held on Saturday July 13th from 10am- 5:00pm and Sunday July 14th from 10am- 4:30pm.
Admission to this event is $7 for adults, $3 for children 14 and under, and $1 for Friends of Fort Laurens and $1 for Ohio Historical Society members with membership information.
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