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Military Through the Ages
March 15 & 16, 2014
Jamestown Settlement

~30th Anniversary~
1984-2014 

 2013 Norfolk Light Artillery Blues

 

2014 RE-ENACTOR AWARDS

RE-ENACTOR’S CHOICE  & VISITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

British Womens Land Army 

Women’s Land Army, 1942-45

BEST UNIT DEMONSTRATION
First Place –
North Staffordshire Regiment, 1944
Second Place – 23rd Virginia Infantry, Fredericks Hall Grays, 1864
Third Place – 95th Rifles, Wellington’s Army, Peninsula Wars, 1812

BEST CAMP– Early Period Pre-1879
First Place –
Crewe of the Archangel, 1690-1735
Second Place – Lord Grey’s Retinue, 1471
Third Place – La Belle Compagnie, Hundred Years War, 1414
Honorable Mention – The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment, 1529

A Captain and wife in the Devils Nightmare Regiment

BEST CAMP – Modern Period
First Place –
Recon Team Colorado, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1970
Second Place – Women’s Land Army, 1942-45
Third Place – Marinekorps, 3rd Battle of Ypres Flandern, 1917-18

The camp of Recon Team Colorado.

BEST CAMP COOKING – Early Period Pre-1879
First Place –
The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment, 1529  
Second Place – La Belle Compagnie, 1413
Third Place – U.S.S. Aroostook, 1862
Honorable Mention – Crewe of the Archangel, 1690-1735

BEST CAMP COOKING – Modern Period
First Place – 
British 1st Airbourne Division, 1944
Second Place – North Staffordshire Regiment, 1944
Third Place – 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds”, Korea, 1950

Crewe of Archangel does morning laundry.

BEST UNIFORM/CLOTHING IMPRESSION – Early Period Pre-1879
First Place –
Crewe of the Archangel, 1680-1730
Second Place – La Belle Compagnie, 1413
Third Place – The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment, 1529
Honorable Mention – Scara Karoli, Charlemagne’s Army, 800 A.D.

BEST UNIFORM/CLOTHING IMPRESSION – Modern Period
First Place –
Marinekorps, 3rd Battle of Ypres Flandern, 1917-18
Second Place – 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, 1914
Third Place – 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds”, Korea, 1950
Honorable Mention – The Boxer Rebellion, China, 1900-01

Military re-enactors took visitors through the centuries during Jamestown Settlement's "Military Through the Ages" event on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. The chronological display, from the eighth century A.D. through modern times, marked its 30th anniversary.

More than 30 re-enactment groups and modern-day units showed visitors show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries, as well as aspects of field communication and medical treatment. The event also showcased a variety of military vehicles and equipment.
 Artillery through the ages was fired on Sunday.
 Charlemagne's Army to the Virginia Army National Guard

Re-enactors portrayed soldiers and military encounters from the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War.  Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War took visitors through the 20th century. The National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Virginia Army National Guard represented the present.

Visitors drilled with the 3rd U.S. Virginia.  

Music, Children’s Parade, Artillery, Military Pass-in-Review

Music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries was performed throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, including Cobham Consort’s Cliff Williams and Lynn Trott on Saturday, and Barry and Lynn Trott on Sunday. David Gardner, a nationally recognized Scottish fiddler, and musician Bob Zentz, known for his repertoire of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music, performed on both days. Carson Hudson played Civil War-era music on banjo during the weekend event.

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A children’s parade at noon Saturday allowed young “troops” to march through the museum’s re-created colonial fort and re-enactor campsites to formally present ribbons to each of the participating military units.

British Royal Artillery positions cannon.
 

A comparative artillery-firing demonstration at noon Sunday featured weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer. A military pass-in-review took place at 3 p.m. Sunday and featured recognition of re-enactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.

Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

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The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile offered visitors immersive spaces and interactive exhibits that drew together stories of the Civil War and emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virginia. The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile was located in the Jamestown Settlement visitor parking area and was open, with free admission.

 

Updated March 17, 2014
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