FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brian F. Bauer
American Revolution Military Encampment
at the Alexandria home of Colonel John Carlyle
Alexandria, VA (April 13, 2009) – The British are coming to the Carlyle House! On Saturday,
May 2nd, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park will host uniformed re-enactors
representing the British 4th Company, Brigade of Guards in America at the home of American
Patriot Colonel John Carlyle. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet face to face with King
George III, King of Great Britain and his enclave of red coats.
Listen to the British soldiers who will be encamped at Colonel Carlyle’s 1753 Georgian-Palladian
home tell their side of the story of our American War for Independence. Visitors to the Carlyle
House can view a large display of 18th-century soldier and camp equipment (common to British,
American and allied forces) including weapons, tents, clothing, cooking utensils and other items
representing the fascinating technology of the period.
“This event is a great educational opportunity featuring the Brigade of Guards, a unique living
history group that commemorates the service of British soldiers in America during our war for
independence,” said Jim Bartlinski, Carlyle House Historic Park Manager.
Members of the Brigade of Guards will explain and demonstrate the daily routine of soldier life
and give talks about the British viewpoint of the conflict and military tactics in the colonies during
the period 1770-1783. There will also be demonstrations of marching evolutions, field cookery,
musket firing, as well as the daily routine of weapon and uniform maintenance. Guided tours of
Colonel Carlyle’s splendidly restored home will be available to the public.
For more information regarding this event, please contact the Carlyle House at 703-549-2997 or
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