View Mobile Site

Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

POSTED: November 13, 2017 6:30 p.m.
File photo/

There were be musket demonstrations during Fort Morris' annual Come and Take It Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday.

View Larger

Fort Morris State Historic Site will have its annual "Come and Take It," Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday.

The event is free and sponsored by the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau, city of Flemington and Friends of Fort Morris.

It is named for Col. John McIntosh’s response to British Lt. Col. Lewis V. Fuser’s demand for the surrender of the fort on Nov. 25, 1778:

"… We, sir, are fighting the battle of America — as to surrendering the fort, receive this laconic reply: come and take it!"

Events begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution. Events run until 4 p.m. with soldier talks, musket drills, cannon demonstrations, colonial music with Jamie Keena, and more. A portrayal of the dramatic correspondence will be presented at 2.

Fort Morris is at 2559 Fort Morris Road, seven miles east of I-95’s Midway exit. Follow the brown Liberty Trail signs.

For information call 912-884-5999, or

Login to post a comment

You must be logged in to post comments. Login › encourages readers to interact with one another. We will not edit your comments, but we reserve the right to delete any inappropriate responses.

To report offensive or inappropriate comments, contact our editor.

The comments below are from readers of and do not necessarily represent the views of The Newspaper or Morris Multimedia.


  • Bookmark and Share

Please wait ...