The 225th Battle of R.I. was a delight for the re-enactor and spectator
alike. It is an honor to be part of events like this. Hats off the Roy
Najecki, Henry Cooke and all the others who made this a great event.
I really enjoy these events when the B.A.R., Continental Line and
British Brigade all work together. Everyone brings something good to
The camps were laid out very well. I heard spectators comment on that
It was nice to have 2 different battle scenarios.
Whoever made that re-doubt for the Saturday battle did an outstanding
job. The 2 Cannons keep the heat up, as did the Yorkers stationed
there. No matter how many troops the Crown forces sent our way, we
continued to drive them back. Bob Allegretto's dragoons and another
company of Yorkers kept the Crown Forces pinned down in the woods so
they never even came close to the redoubt. The battle ended with the
British re-treating after a long engagement, and a number of dramatic
losses (3 cheers for the Crown forces who fought an fell so well)
Fellowship in the camps and in the neutral area was great. It was also
good to see so many taking time to talk with the spectators.
I really enjoyed seeing all the children in period clothing having a
great time. They really added a lot to the event.
It was a pleasure to see so many at Divine Service on Sunday.
We marched quite a way to the battle on Sunday. We were all so thankful
God answered our prayers and kept sending us those refreshing breezes.
I was quite impressed with the movement of the Crown Forces on the
field. I am sure they must do quite a bit of drilling to look so good.
It was good to see so many willing to take casualties, on both sides.
It adds a lot to the realism when people fall after a cannon fire or
It was a good event. I am glad I drove 4 hours to get there. I wish
the R.I. police had been as organized as the event organizers, then it
wouldn't have taken 6 hours to get home, thanks to their detour with no
directions on Rt. 138.
By the way, it was great to have the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th NY all
fall in together.
Have a Great Day!
Dr. Larry A. Maxwell, 4th NY
Hope to see many of you at Pawling on Sep.20 and then at Carmel, NY on
Oct. 4th. Remember there is a stipend for your unit for Carmel of $40
per men for up to 4 men or $250 for s unit of 5, plus an additional $40
per person above that (counting CCM). Email me for more info. You can
come set up camp Friday night. The Oct 4 event is from 9:30am - 4 pm.