18th Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment
The 18th Annual Battle of Great Bridge reenactment will take place from
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 December 2012 in Chesapeake,
Virginia on the actual site of the battle which took place December 9, 1775.
There will be two battles each day; the Battle of Kemps Landing at 1:00 PM
(British win!) and the Battle of Great Bridge at 3:00 PM (Patriots win!)
There will be military encampments, period sutlers, colonial crafts and
music, children's colonial activities, a colonial fashion show (@ 2:30PM),
and a colonial religious service on Sunday (@ 10:00 AM). Firewood, straw,
porta-johns, water, a heated restroom, and Saturday night dinner is
provided. Units with six or more men under arms or with cannon will be
compensated for powder. You can set up on Friday 2 December after noon.
You can even make the Grand Illumination celebration at Colonial
Williamsburg after the final battle on Sunday!
Links with more info and directions are below.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Ron Phelps - Event Coordinator
7th Virginia Regiment & 14th Regiment of Foot