|That is me at the far right in the red coat|
|Francis, Will and Steven taking a break.|
This year 4th Middlesex was at the far side of the orchard field to the right of Hartwell tavern. This provided us with the awesome experience of hearing the 'battle' approach us. Reenactors often talk about an experience called "period rush" a feeling just for a few seconds or a minute that you have time traveled back to what you are portraying. Well listening to single shots and volleys ringing out for an indeterminate period of time, getting close but not seeing any thing beyond smoke hanging over the trees it was easy to imagine the men of 1775 in the same position. When the Redcoats did make their appearance we very quickly got off 10 rounds (all we had be issued) and then fell back as they came on.
Good start to the season. I hope to have more pictures to add soon.