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Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

POSTED: November 13, 2017 6:30 p.m.
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There were be musket demonstrations during Fort Morris' annual Come and Take It Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday.

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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, www.facebook.com/ftmorris or fortmorris@coastalnow.net.

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