“I love this part of history; it’s fun,” says Dan Fulton, 47, playing a private in the 64th Regiment of Foot Feb. 22. The muskets contained only powder but still generated lots of noise and smoke, which reflected the re-enactors’ red coats. “When I’m in battle, if I remember, I’ll put a little cotton in my ears,” Fulton says. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough commemorated the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781, near the end of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis came to Hillsborough to rest his men and to enlist loyalists but left after six days, largely unsuccessful.
“I love this part of history; it’s fun,” says Dan Fulton, 47, playing a private in the 64th Regiment of Foot Feb. 22. The muskets contained only powder but still generated lots of noise and smoke, which reflected the re-enactors’ red coats. “When I’m in battle, if I remember, I’ll put a little cotton in my ears,” Fulton says. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough commemorated the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781, near the end of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis came to Hillsborough to rest his men and to enlist loyalists but left after six days, largely unsuccessful. mschultz@newsobserver.com
“I love this part of history; it’s fun,” says Dan Fulton, 47, playing a private in the 64th Regiment of Foot Feb. 22. The muskets contained only powder but still generated lots of noise and smoke, which reflected the re-enactors’ red coats. “When I’m in battle, if I remember, I’ll put a little cotton in my ears,” Fulton says. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough commemorated the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781, near the end of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis came to Hillsborough to rest his men and to enlist loyalists but left after six days, largely unsuccessful. mschultz@newsobserver.com

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March 01, 2014 3:33 PM

A blast of British: Living History Day

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