The Historical Society of East Gwillimbury, had an event in Anchor Park in Holland Landing commemorating the War of 1812-1814 and celebrating 200 years of peace between the nations of Canada and the United States.
The days events had a Re-enactment of a skirmish complete with colourful costumes, a mock encampment and relics of use in that period of time. Here you can see the performers getting ready. You can see the uniforms of both sides of the battle.
The Town Crier announces the events and the Sargeant of Arms announces the order of the battle with lots of anecdotes of the times, colours of the uniforms, the drill and life in camp. All very interesting.
It was explained to us that in most skirmishes there were a very small group of men on either of the sides as there were not many people here at that time in history. It is an amazing thought with populations of today and the size of armies these days. The muskets went off with a big bang and we had casualties on both sides but they rose from the dead at the end. I enjoyed watching it.
I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.