Here is another photo appropriate for the week of the Fourth of July. My dad was not a re-enactor, but he loved to joke and have fun. At this Revolutionary War encampment in Windham, New Hampshire in 1994 he enjoyed it so much he even tried on the uniforms. He teased that if he were to "join up" he'd play on the side of the British (his mom was born in England) or a Hessian because it was more fun to be the "bad guy" and they had better uniforms. Here he is trying on officer's gear from the New Hampshire First Regiment.
I think he looked pretty good. Dad had at least eight minutemen in his ancestry, and one Hessian soldier.
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