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In Winter Quarters: The American Soldier of the Revolution At Carlyle House Historic Park
In Winter Quarters: The American Soldier of the Revolution
At Carlyle House Historic Park
Fairfax, VA (January 27, 2010) – Meet the soldiers of the First Virginia Regiment on Saturday, January 30th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park will host uniformed re-enactors representing the First Virginia Regiment, a unique living history group that commemorates the service of soldiers from Virginia during American Revolution.
Visitors to the Carlyle House will see a large display of 18th- century military equipment including weapons, tents, uniforms and other items representing the fascinating technology of the American Revolution. Members of the First Virginia will explain and demonstrate the daily routine of an American soldier during the Revolution, with 18th-century military fife and drum music, marching evolutions, musket firing, as well as weapon and uniform maintenance.
Guided tours of Colonel Carlyle’s splendidly restored home will be available to the public. Admission will be charged.
For more information regarding this event, please contact the Carlyle House at 703-549-2997 or Carlyle@nvrpa.org.