1775 British Garrison Living History

Clothing & Equipment Guidelines

26th Regiment of Foot

Army Women

Schedule

Friday, February 17th, 2017

2:00PM-10:00PM Registration Open

When you arrive please enter the site through the lower entrance located just across the railroad tracks.  The lower gate will be open to drive in. Participants are to park in the main visitor parking area.  Check-in at the Mars Education Center Desk (East building with red doors and shutters.)  After registration participants will be given designated barracks space to stay in.

  • Please move cars to the parking lot as soon as possible after unloading. Please keep all modern items (bottles, cans, & food containers included) in period spaces to a minimum.

11:00PM Tattoo

All quiet in the Fort. Seriously, go to bed.

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

7:00AM- 9:00AM Registration Open

Participants are to park in the main visitor parking area.  Check-in at the Mars Education Center Desk (East building with red doors and shutters.)  After registration participants will be given designated barracks space to stay in.

8:00AM Reveille

All cars must be back in the parking lot. All modern conveniences, trash, or other non-18th century items must be removed.

  • Individuals are encouraged to bring items to cook breakfast.  Breakfast should be consumed by 9:00AM Formation.

9:00AM Formation

All participants will form on the Fort’s parade for morning roll and orders.

  • Daily tasks and trades will be designated at this time for soldiers and followers.
  • Mess cooks will be selected to begin cooking dinner.
  • The Fort will supply each mess with a kettle and proper rations.

10:00AM Fort Opens to Visitors

A detachment of the 26th will raise the American Flag for the day.

10:15AM Exercise

Soldiers of the 26th will practice marching, facings, and wheeling.  Following that, soldiers will practice the loading and firing procedure in three ranks.

11:00AM Musket Demonstration

How did the British Army change its drill and training after the French & Indian War?Meet a soldier of the 26th Foot in 1775 and his musket and bayonet. Go beyond loading and firing to discuss what traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

12:00PM-1:00 PM Dinner

Mess cooks will issue dinner.

2:00PM Musket Demonstration

How did the British Army change its drill and training after the French & Indian War? Meet a soldier of the 26th Foot in 1775 and his musket and bayonet. Go beyond loading and firing to discuss what traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

3:15PM Exercise

Soldiers of the 26th will practice firing and loading in three ranks.

4:00PM Fort Closes to Visitors

Cars allowed in camp for those leaving. Participants are welcome to stay Saturday night into Sunday morning. For those intending to stay Saturday night, the lower gate will be left on snap-lock to reenter the fort if needed.  Please re-close the gate behind you.

  • Participants staying over will supply themselves with supper.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

10:00AM Fort Closes

All those who stayed over will pack up all equipment and gear and depart from the site.

Resources

26th Regiment of Foot at Fort Ticonderoga

My Clothes Are Hand Stitched, But No One Will Talk to Me

Bed Rugs, Blankets, Bolsters and Berths

Blanket Coat Instructions