|The Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire|
|Entering the Garrison|
|Inside the Garrison are fortified homes, a great hall, stores and other|
buildings to explore, with many demonstrations of colonial crafts, cooking,
defense, and everyday life.
The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire was an important defense against the French from Canada during this war. It was the northernmost garrisoned town on the Connecticut River. Many of the soldiers who defended the Fort at No. 4, like John Stark, went on to become officers during the American Revolution. This garrisoned village has been preserved for educational purposes, and several battle re-enactments are played out here every summer. Only one of the re-enactments is set during the French and Indian War.
|Carving horns into powderhorns, hornbooks, cups, shoehorns, etc.|
|There are many sutlers at these weekend events. Sutlers or victualers|
sold provisions to military camps, and traveled with them to remote outposts
|The sutlers provide authentic reproduction wares for re-enactors|
and also sell to the general public. You can buy clothing, household
objects, muskets and weapons, and a wide variety of 18th century things.
|Check the schedule for the battle re-enactment times, and set up your blanket or chair early to get a good spot|
|This re-enactment had actors portraying settlers, British troops, French troops, rangers, Native Americans|
and these French Canadian militia known as "milice". This makes the battle very colorful!
|At this re-enactment there was a troop of highlanders with kilts and bagpipes|
|This group from New York portrayed Rogers Rangers|
|After the mock battle we wandered through the camps. The re-enactors were getting ready for their|
mid-day meals. This is one of the French Canadian groups.
|Here in the Native American camp, the men were getting ready to "parlay" with the other groups.|
|Another view of the Fort at No. 4 with the French encampment all around it.|
The re-enactors stayed all weekend and participated in two mock battles.
The Fort at No. 4 http://fortat4.org/
267 Springfield Road
Charlestown, New Hampshire
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "How we spent a day back in the French and Indian War", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 12, 2015
( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-we-spent-day-back-in-french-and.html : accessed [access date]).