Fw: battle again
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From: "Annette Gower" <standswithknife@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 11:12 PM
Subject: battle again
> Spirits of the North Historical Club
> The Battle for Michigan Territory
> The Spirits of the North Historical and
> Educational Association is hosting an 1812 battle
> August 5,6 2000 . It will be two miles west of the
> city of Mackinaw City, Michigan on Central Ave, and
> then 200 yds south to the property known as the
> headlands. On Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon of
> each day there will be a prolonged 1812 battle
> simulating what might have taken place between the
> British and American forces in the opening clash of
> the war of 1812.
> The overall battlefield commander is to be General
> Timothy Pickles as in 1999, and Colonel Chuck Kibby is
> the 1812 committee Chairman.Major Holmes, Wendell
> Hoover, will bring reinforcements Sunday to carry the
> field for the Americans .. Major Boisineau is the
> Native American commander. Captain Lloyd Gower is to
> be the American battlefield commander ..
> Many of our reenactor guests suggested they were not
> worked enough on the battle field last year. The
> plan for 2000 is to move cannon about the field to a
> reasonable extent, and to have the infantry and
> riflemen shoot their cartridge boxes empty. The
> British troops will push the Americans off the battle
> field at the point of the bayonet. The Americans will
> counter attack, only to be pushed away a second time.
> Native American forces will overcome an American
> cannon crew allowing British commanders to turn the
> American left, a key point in the battle . Native
> American forces of both sides will attack infantry
> along flanks and withdraw into the woodlines.
> The battle is designed to allow the reenactor to be
> entertained in his involvement and not just designed
> for public viewing. The battle field is very exciting,
> about a 1/4 mile square for us to play on. The entire
> property is about 4200 ft x 4200 ft, for parking,
> traders, and bleachers.
> CHUCK KIBBY 231 352 -4943 OR law@...
> for questions and registration.
> DAVE GAUNT 231 536 -2748 OR dsg@...
> for merchant and trade fair information.
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