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Re-enactors Transform Colonial Williamsburg

By September 30, 2012

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Hundreds of Continental Army re-enactors will encamp in the Revolutionary City as they re-create the city's vital role as a staging area for the last decisive battle of the American Revolution during "Prelude To Victory" Oct. 6-7, 2012. This is a great weekend to visit Colonial Williamsburg and take part in many of their special programs and demonstrations.

Weekend Highlights
  • Watch the military units demonstrate artillery and rifle tactics on Market Square and the dragoons demonstrate proper cavalry warfare on the south lawn of the Capitol.

    Meet with Gen. Washington and his staff officers at the George Wythe House to discover the myriad challenges as they plan the siege of Gen. Cornwallis and his British Army encamped at nearby Yorktown.

    Visit a military field hospital in the East Advance at the Governor's Palace and the Brush-Everard grounds to learn how surgeons cared for the wounded and smallpox victims.

    Participate in special "Prelude to Victory" editions of Revolutionary CityŽ, Colonial Williamsburg's daily interactive outdoor dramatic presentations .
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