The Battle returns
The sixth annual Battle of Glengarry is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, and will have new and exciting activities for young and old for this year’s War of 1812 Re-enactment.
The Annual Battle of Glengarry returns to the Crossroads of Dunvegan, where the early History of Upper Canada, comes to life. Living history re-enactors from across the province and the United States will once again return with their muskets, cannons and campfires, to recreate the 1812-1814 conflict on the museum grounds. Six years since its inception, the museum’s 1812 event has thrilled and delighted audiences both young and old. Even the re-enactors are captivated by the irresistible charm of rural Glengarry and they bring their families to bivouac for the entire weekend.
The highlight is a full-fledged battle with the firing of cannon and musketry among the invading American militia and the scarlet clad ranks of the British defenders.
Horses of the 19th Light Dragoons will offer a view of their daily tactical. A wartime surgeon will bring primitive military medicine to life and visitors can witness the mock historical funeral proces- sion amidst the wailing mourners. These are just a few of the many activities that will be happening throughout the weekend.
The event gets underway Saturday, September 26 and concludes on Sunday, September 27. A 19th century mall will be set up with vendors offering an array of historical reproductions, handmade goods, ovenfired breads, fresh vegetables and fruits.
A silhouette artist will be available to create profile artwork for those willing to sit still for a short while. Beau’s Brewery will once again animate the Old Star Inn by selling their ales on tap in what is reputed to be one of the oldest licensed bars in Eastern Ontario. Refreshments are also available on site, however cash is required as debit and cash machines are not available on site.
Children are invited to participate in a Military Muster right after the school teacher presentation. Battles will be staged at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Re-enactment organizers are asking that visitors park in assigned parking areas. Because of cannon-fire, they request that no parking be permitted along County Road 30.