The British 24 th Regiment of Foot Visits
Contact: Bill Sawyer, 315-337-7730
Contact: Kelly Cardwell
Rome, NY — From Saturday, May 2, to Sunday, May 3, 2009, the British 24th Regiment of Foot reenactment unit will visit Fort Stanwix National Monument. This encampment is an excellent opportunity for families to discover what life was like for British soldiers and families that followed the army. The encampment will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2009.
- NPS -
Did You Know?
Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...