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Schedule

Friday: July 20th, 2018

            1:00 PM to 11:00 PM Registration Open in British and Continental Camps

Entering the Fort through the lower entrance to the site, participants should proceed towards their respective camps and go to sign-in. British registration will be immediately to the left as they enter their camp towards the French Lines. Continental Registration will be inside the Officer of the Day room inside the Fort itself. After signing-in participants will be shown to camping lines and advised about the best means of unloading tents & other camp equipment.

**Participants should remove their vehicles to their respective camps’ parking areas as soon as possible.**

**Vehicles remain on paved road in the British Camp**

7:00 PM Officers’ Meeting

British & Continental Officer will meet on the road half-way between the two camps.

11:00 PM Tattoo

            Participants should head back to their tents or quarters for the night.

 

Saturday: July 21st, 2018

7:00 AM Reveille

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration Open in British and Continental Camps

Any late arrivals should sign-in at registration in their respective camps. Unit commanders should ensure that later arrivals sign-in as well.

**All vehicles must be removed to parking no later than 9:00 AM.**

9:30 AM Fort Opens to Visitors

10:00 AM Inspection of the Armies (Inside the Fort’s Parade Ground and the British Camp)

All British and Continental units will form up on their respective parades for inspection of arms as well as orders for the day.

12:30 PM Assembly for Battle

Continental forces should be ready to march promptly at 12:30 in order to march up the Heights of Carillon. Continental Forces are encouraged to carry packs. British forces are encouraged to field without camp equipage (excepting canteens). It is the responsibility of unit commanders to inspect any arms that were not present at the 10:00 AM formation.

1:00 PM Re-enactment Battle: Evacuate Mount Hope (On the Heights of Carillon)

At the conclusion of the battle British & American units should return to camp. Unit commanders should inspect weapons to insure that all are clear and dismiss their units.

5:00 PM Fort Closes to Visitors

11:00 PM Tattoo

            Participants should head back to their tents or quarters for the night.

 

 

Sunday: July 22nd, 2018

 

7:00 AM Reveille

9:30 AM Fort Opens to Visitors

9:30 AM Church Service

Henry Cooke will conduct church services in the American camp.  Malcolm MacWilliam will conduct church services in the British camp.

10:00 AM Inspection of the Armies (Inside the Fort’s Parade Ground and the British Camp)

At the sound of the general Continental soldiers are highly encouraged to break camp, packing knapsacks and rolling tents in preparation to evacuate Ticonderoga.

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM British & Continental Pickets Posted

British and American Guards are posted in opposition to each other, they are allowed to clear brush and fire muskets if necessary, while posted. Officers with guards are accountable for the safe appropriate conduct of their men while on guard. All guards must have their arms inspected prior to leaving camp.

12:30 PM Assembly for Battle

Continental Forces are encouraged, but not required, to carry packs. British forces are encouraged to field without camp equipage (excepting canteens).

1:00 PM Re-enactment Battle: “We Must March Back” (At the Recreated French Lines)

1:30 PM Raise the King’s Colors (Inside the Fort’s Parade Ground)

Continental forces should march and re-form below the Fort in the King’s Garden. British forces will enter Fort Ticonderoga. Pre-determined British units will enter the Fort early for a public vignette and remain behind for visitor programs.

2:00 PM Re-enactment Battle: “Boats deeply laden with cannon, tents, provisions, invalids and women.” (King’s Garden)

At the conclusion of the battle British & American units should return to camp. Unit commanders should inspect weapons to insure that all are clear and dismiss their units.

4:00 PM Vehicles Allowed into Camp

5:00 Fort Closes to Visitors

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