2017 Battle of Guilford Courthouse Reenactment, Pt III the Encampment, 11 pics

6th NC Regiment Encampment 1_Weaver
6th NC Regiment Encampment 1_Weaver
If you only saw the battle reenactment, then you missed the other half of this wonderful event.  This post features members of the 6th North Carolina Regiment, part of the NC Historical Reenactment Society, along with other regional organizations in the 18th century encampment.

6th NC Regiment Encampment 2_Weaver
6th NC Regiment Encampment 2_Weaver
Before the battle reenactment, the encampment is an authentic historical representation of 18th century life.  While the soldiers clean their muskets, you have cooking. artisan demonstration and related vendor stalls to visit.

6th NC Regiment Encampment 3_Cooking
6th NC Regiment Encampment 3_Cooking

6th NC Regiment Encampment 4_Cooking
6th NC Regiment Encampment 4_Cooking

6th NC Regiment Encampment 5_Cooking
6th NC Regiment Encampment 5_Cooking

6th NC Regiment Encampment 6_Cooking
6th NC Regiment Encampment 6_Cooking

6th NC Regiment Encampment 7_Cooking
6th NC Regiment Encampment 7_Cooking

6th NC Regiment Encampment 9_Social
6th NC Regiment Encampment 9_Social

6th NC Regiment Encampment 8_Social
6th NC Regiment Encampment 8_Social

6th NC Regiment Encampment 9_Musket Cleaning
6th NC Regiment Encampment 10_Musket Cleaning

6th NC Regiment Encampment 10_Musket Cleaning
6th NC Regiment Encampment 11_Musket Cleaning
Thanks for stopping by today, if you liked this post, you’ll want to checkout the other posts in this 2017 Battle of Guilford Courthouse series.  Click on any image to see a higher resolution version from my portfolio site.

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20 thoughts on “2017 Battle of Guilford Courthouse Reenactment, Pt III the Encampment, 11 pics

    1. Sorry, haven’t had a chance to respond. Yes, these folks take their art very seriously. My conversation with the weaver was wonderful. He talked a bout how difficult and expense it was for the common person to have a nice set of cotton clothing in the 18th century. He said “the shirt, pants or dress folks got when they were married, would likely be what they are eventually buried in.”

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  1. WOW!! I love these pictures. In particular the first couple. That gentleman covers his chin anf fills his vest very much like I do 🙂
    We have been to battle re-enactments and historical settlement reconstructions over here in the UK and what always amazes me is that although the costumes they wear and the setting they are in always look authentic, the faces of the people also seem to fit in too. Hard to explain what I mean but imagine all that work getting everything looking great and then the participants wandering round wearing 21st century lipstick and makeup or using a cell phone.

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    1. Ha, great point! I was particularly fascinated by the variety of British uniforms and regiment backgrounds. The American continentals pretty much copied the British. I have a few more images from the event with additional uniform details. I did sense many of the participants were fully engaged in their roles.

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