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Colonel Ogden's 1st New Jersey Regiment at Valley Forge
Would you like to see what one day looked like during the Valley Forge Encampment? Come out to watch the 1st New Jersey recreate camp activities on April 8, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Camp activies include cooking, cleaning, sewing, company exercises, and musket demonstrations. At the end of the day, there will be a commemoration service for the fallen of the 1st New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Army.
This event will be at the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts (Stop #2) and it is free to the public. For questions about how to get to Valley Forge NHP or to the Muhlenbery Brigade Huts, please call the Visitor Center Desk at 610-783-1099. For more information about the 1st New Jersey, visit their website at http://www.1nj.org
Timeline of Events
Soldiery: Assembly, Roll Call, Safety Inspection and Daily Ration Issue.
Camp Followers: Plying Their Trade - The Setup and Operation of a Petty Sutlery.
Soldiery: Sizing and Forming a Company per Timothy Pickering's intructions.
Camp Followers: Con't - The Setup and Operation of a Petty Sutlery.
Soldiery and Camp Followers: Opportunity for Soldiery to Obtain Supplemental Rations from the Petty Sutlery.
Soldiery: Demonstration of the drill taught by Gen von Steuben at Valley Forge
Camp Followers: Demonstration of Camp Life - Cooking and Sewing
Soldiery and Camp Followers: Nooning - Mid-Day Meal
Soldiery: Demonstration of the drill used by the British - "The British 64"
Camp Followers: Demonstration of Camp Life - Laundry and Sewing
Soldiery and Camp Followers: Life in Huts and in Camp - Common interactions between Camp Followers and Soldiers
Soldiery: Posting and Relieveing Guards
Camp Followers: Afternoon Tea in Camp - A Light Repast
Mourning Ceremony to Commemorate the Fallen of the 1st New Jersey Regiment