A call to arms!
This is a Continental Line, British Brigade, and Brigade of the American Revolution sponsored event.
It will be big! It will be filled with activities! It will be fun!
The Fixed Regiment of Spanish Louisiana plans on fielding both Infantry of the Line and the cannon. The cannon needs a minimum crew of 5 and we would like to field at least 10-15 infantry.
There will be a period tavern set up adjacent to the camp areas that will be open to reenactors for our Saturday night jollification, with games, drinks, and good cheer. The tavern will be manned by reenactor distaff during the day interpreting for the public, with tavern games, and perhaps some light refreshments.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10, 2013 to let us know if you are coming. Please put "Battle of the Hook" in the subject line and indicate in your email if you are infantry, artillery or distaff and whether you plan on staying in a hotel or in camp.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
4:30 CL Brigade Command & British Command meeting at CL Brigade Headquarters
5:00 Brigade & Battalion Commanders meeting at Brigade Headquarters
8:00 Battalion Adjutant's meeting at Brigade Headquarters
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
8:30 All cars out of camp
9:00 Battalion commanders meeting with all officers (in battalion area)
9:30 SAR progam: Wreath laying ceremony at Cemetery
9:30-11:00 Brigade formation & battalion Drill
*30 minutes for forming battalions, sizing & company roll calls
*30 minutes: company firing & wheeling
*30 minutes:battalion forming & display columns
10:30 Peoples of the Armies – Ladies & Military fashion and roles (at Warner Hall-front porch)
11:00 Battalion Adjutant’s call to hand in reports (at Brigade Headquarters)
Bristish Brigade Artillery demonstration (at the boat landing area)
11:00–11:30 Skirmish at the redoubt – Lee’s Battalion
11:00-11:30 French boat landing & skirmish along the water; British opposing
French commander will command all Allied troop
11:30–12:30 Fashion of the Revolution (at Warner Hall-front porch)
1:00 Massed Music Demonstration (at the rear of Warner Hall)
1:00–2:00 Ladies Tea (at Warner Hall-front porch)
1:30-2:00 Cavalry Demonstration ( on the battlefield) & Ladies Program
1:30 Brigade Formation for battle; safety inspection & march to the field
2:30-3:30 Battle of the Hook - All troops (at the battlefield)
4:30 Reenactor flea market (near the taverns)
5:00-6:00 Reception–Event Commander & Brigade Commander will represent the Brigade
6:00 Brigade formation for evening battle
6:15-6:30 Dusk Artillery Demonstration (at the battlefield)
6:30-7:00 Storming of redoubt; Allied troops will attack & British troops will oppose
11:00 All Quiet in camp
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
8:30 Brigade & Battalion Commander's meeting (at Brigade Headquarters)
9:00 Walk through with British Brigade & Continental Line Brigade & Battalion Commanders
9:00 Brigade formation for roll call
*All troops participating in the tactical will field under arms
*Everyone else will be without arms
*Troops for tactical leave after formation for the battlefield
9:30-10:30 Voluntary Tactical Battle; Cairns will command the troops
10:00 Battalion Adjutant's call to hand in reports at Brigade Headquarters
10:00-10:30 Church Service (volunteer attendance)
10:30 Continental Line Artillery Demonstration (at boat landing area)
10:30 Congressional troops form for the boat landings - Lee will command the troops
11:00-11:30 British boat landing & skirmish; Allied forces opposing
12:30-1:30 Fashion of the Revolution (at Warner Hall-front porch)
1:00 Brigade Formation for battle – Safety inspection and march to the field
1:30-2:30 Attack on the Gloucester Redoubts
3:00 Dismiss in camps; camp break; departure