Colonial America
In addition to re-creating the history of the English Civil Wars in Britain (1639-51), the Society also has a great interest in re-creating the early colonial period of America (1609-80).

This period saw the founding of many European colonies in America, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region. Therefore, Society units also portray early Dutch, English, French and Swedish militia and regulars (similar to those found in the Thirty Years War).

Dutch, English, French and Swedish units have been portrayed by the Society at various early colonial historic sites throughout North America, such as the following:

Dutch:
English:
French:
Swedish:
The Society also regularly works with the replica of Captain Henry Hudson's 1609 ship Halve Maen (Half Moon), performing exciting landings and battle engagements as Dutch soldiers, upon land and water, for the education and entertainment of thousands of spectators. For photos of some of these engagements, click on the following places where these have occurred:

Washington Navy Yards - 200th Anniversary (Washington, DC)
http://www.newnetherland.org/200th.htm

Half Moon next to Destroyer
Half Moon next to Destroyer "Barry."

The Dove and Half Moon Trade cannon fire during the battle on the river.
The Dove and Half Moon Trade cannon fire
during the battle on the river.

The Society troops assemble after disembarking from the Half Moon.
The Society troops assemble after disembarking
from the Half Moon.


In the midst of battle.
In the midst of battle.

A new recruit wants to enlist.
A new recruit wants to enlist.
Delaware River & Bay Celebration (Lewes, Delaware)

Click on the photo of the Half Moon for more information about the replica 1609 ship.
Click on the photo of the Half Moon
for more information about the replica 1609 ship.


For more information and details about engaging the Society to perform an early American colonial portrayal, involving everything from a simple camp and drill demonstrations, to parades and staged battle engagements, please contact the Muster-Master-General (Event Coordinator) at your earliest convenience, and he will be happy to discuss details:

Bob Giglio
5732 Goldfinch Ct.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-465-7688
ECWCaptain@aol.com


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