Fort Morris will host its annual “Come and Take It!” on Saturday.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution to commemorate the event and those who served.
Soldier-talks, musket drills, cannon demonstrations, colonial music with Jamie Keena and a presentation by George and Martha Washington re-enactors will follow from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A dramatic portrayal of the correspondence between the patriot and British officers will be presented at 2 p.m. The Washington re-enactors will be available throughout the day for conversation.
The event is based on the response that American Col. John McIntosh sent to British Lt. Col. Lewis V. Fuser in reply to his demand for the surrender of Fort Morris on Nov. 25, 1778, during the American Revolution: “…We, sir, are fighting the battle of America — as to surrendering the fort, receive this laconic reply, ‘come and take it’.”
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