The Bat­tle re­turns

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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.

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