225th Anniversary of the Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route.
Friday, June 30 through Sunday July 2, 2006
March to Victory Weekend- Ridgefield

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Military Encampment
Ridgebury Meadow
July 1&2, 2006

Re-enactors from the Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR) will portray French, American, Loyalist, and British soldiers encamped in the field as they would have appeared during comte de Rochambeau's visit of 1781. French units will include the Regiment Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts, and the mounted hussars of Lauzun's Legion. Actors will bring to life the comte de Rochambeau, Lafayette and His Excellency General Washington accompanied by his mounted staff. The 5th Connecticut, 3rd New Jersey, and 3rd New York regiments will be joined by other Continentals from New York and New England. His Majesty King George III will be represented by re-enactors from Butler's Rangers, Delancey's Brigade, and several Regiments of Foote.

The bustling camps will offer spectators a continuous slice of 18th century military life.


Encampment Agenda
Saturday, July 1st

7AM-9:30 AM

Ridgebury Meadow campsite open for re-enanactor

 registration and set-up

10AM Campsite open to public (entrance by bus only)
10AM Officers Call (on parade ground)
10:30AM  Brigade formation and safety inspection (on parade ground)
11:00AM Crown skirmishing begins and runs continuously until 3PM. . Individual Continental Regiments will rotate patrol duty in the skirmishing zone. Regimental bayonet practice from 11AM-3PM.
12Noon-1PM Nooning (victuals for the troops)
1PM “People of the Brigade" (male & female re-enactors demonstrate clothing & arms)
2 PM  “Music of the Brigade" (18th century military musicians)
2:30PM  Artillery Demonstration
3:00PM Brigade formation for review by General Washington and the comte de Rochambeau
  4 PM  Camp closes to public; final bus departs to parking area

Sunday July 2nd

10 AM Campsite open to public (entrance by bus only)
10AM Divine Service at Congregational Church (Bus returns at 11)
10:30AM  “Music of the Brigade (18th century military musicians)
11:00AM Brigade formation, safety inspection & review by General . Washington and comte de Rochambeau.
11:30AM -12:30 Catholic Mass in the field for French units (Parade ground)
12:30-1:30PM  Nooning (victuals for the troops)
2PM-3:30PM Regimental competitive Bayonet exercise (Parade ground)
 2:30PM Artillery Demonstration
3:30 PM Presentation ceremony for winners of Bayonet exercise
 4 PM Camp closes to the public; final buses depart to parking area

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March to Victory Weekend
Friday, June 30 through Sunday July 2, 2006 - Ridgefield, Connecticut
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