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230th anniversary reenactment of the Siege of Fort Charlotte

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  • Eliud Bonilla
    Hello, This upcoming weekend (March 5, 6 and 7th) a few of us from the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Spanish Louisiana Regiment will attend the 230th anniversary
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      Hello,

      This upcoming weekend (March 5, 6 and 7th) a few of us from the
      Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Spanish Louisiana Regiment will attend the
      230th anniversary reenactment of the Siege of Fort Charlotte, Mobile,
      AL. It will be nice to be close to an actual battle site for our
      regiment for a change! We're expecting to be joined by other Spanish
      units from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Missouri. The event
      will take place at Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island. Hope to bring back great
      stories and photos.

      Saludos,
      Sargento Eliud Bonilla
      Spanish Louisiana Regiment

      Event POC: Charles McCulloh (moosenmoo35244
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Revlist/msearch?query=moosenmoo&/group/Revlist/msearch?query=moosenmoo&sn=moosenmoo35244>)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/230thSOFC

      Event Schedule
      Friday, March 5th
      10:00am -- 5:00pm Registration and set up camps
      1:30pm - 3:00pm Spanish Investment skirmishes
      *Schedule for skirmish:*
      1:30 pm All vehicles out of the parade and the wooded approaches for the
      Spanish Investment skirmish.
      2:00 pm All forces assembly and an "all in each other's view" formal
      weapons inspection. Immediately following formation, the Spanish forces
      participating are to march out and stage behind the tree line on the beach.
      2:30 pm Galvez forces appear around the corner of the trees and start to
      sap forward to eventually establish a siege position and erect a color
      lance to indicate same. This action will push the British standard
      outpost guards out of their stations and rallying back into the fort for
      a repulse firing from the SW rampart. Dig in for the duration.
      4:00pm -- 5:00pm Ration issue
      6:00pm -- 10:00pm Registration continues


      Saturday, March 6^th

      8:00am - 10:00am Registration Open
      8:00am -- 9:00am Ration issue to unissued troops
      9:00am - 9:30am Joint Colors Ceremony
      9:00am - 5:00pm Camps open to the public
      9:30am-10:00am Officer's Call- Morning reports
      10:00am All guns should be in place for the battle
      10:30pm -11:00am Cannon Firing Demonstration
      12:30pm - 1:00pm Blacksmith Demonstration
      *Schedule for Battle:*
      1:15pm - 1:30pm Musket inspection in formation Immediately following
      formation, the Spanish forces participating are to march out and stage.
      1:30pm -- 2:00pm Troop movement to positions
      2:00pm Galvez Artillery and British Artillery start a steady counter
      fire.* ** *
      2:30pm -3:30pm Galvez forces accelerate the rate of fire to ready for
      the ground assault. Eventually this will cumulate in a scaling of the
      walls by volunteer Spanish (fit and young hopefully), hand to hand
      scripted work on the rampart and the capture, dousing or spiking of
      cannon on the wall. As the hand to hand is occurring and the public is
      staring at that, Galvez's reserve corps marches around to the gate and
      crosses the bridge un-harassed, and presses on the iron gate. British
      reform in yard and exchange volleys with the Spanish that come through
      the gate and form up in opposing lines. Spanish press....British give
      ground until cease fire is called. Parley in between the lines and the
      British surrender the Fort. Lines form evening colors.

      3:30pm-- 4:00pm Galvez commands evening colors as the British post
      color is doused
      and their color is hoisted.
      5:00pm Camps Closed to Public (1 hour car packup amnesty hour)
      7:00pm- 9:00pm Jollification


      Sunday, March 7th
      9:00am - 9:30am Joint Colors Ceremony- return of British colors
      9:00am - 2:00pm Camps open to the Public
      9:30am - 10:00am Officer's Call --Morning reports
      10:00am - 10:30am Church Service
      10:30am -- 11:30am Soldiers competition (axe throw, speed load, bayonet
      drill)
      11:30am -- 12:00pm Blacksmith Demonstration
      11:45am - 12:15pm Cannon Firing Demonstration
      12:30pm -- 1:30pm Grand Review of the Troops and Surrender Ceremony* *
      * *Galvez commands evening colors as the British post color is doused
      and their
      color is hoisted.
      2:00pm Camps closed to the public--strike the Camps


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