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Fri, Sep 29


Belmont Hall - Smyrna, DE - 2023

Belmont - 2023

Notes: This is a Saturday reenactment event in Smyrna, DE. Please see below for additional details from the event organizers.

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Belmont - 2023
Belmont - 2023

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2023, 1:00 PM – Oct 01, 2023, 1:00 PM

Belmont Hall - Smyrna, DE - 2023, 217 Smyrna Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977, USA


About the event

This is a full encampment setting that circles around Saturday all day event with a tavern night on Friday night.  Reenactors coming from afar are free to camp overnight starting on Friday afternoon and then can also overnight on Saturday and then leave by 1pm on Sunday.  Main day is Saturday.  We will be portraying local militia for this event.  


From the Event Organizers:

Situation:  Friday Night Tavern Night in Sunken Garden Area Next to Belmont Hall House.  Dinner meal covered by 1st Delaware Regiment on Friday Night - Just Prior to Tavern Night.  Tavern Night - BYOB - 1st Delaware Regiment will have Desserts/Food - Approximately 7pm-10pm on Friday night.  Absolutely NO alcohol of any kind on Saturday.  Friday night yes - but NOT at all during Saturday's event while public is onsite.  If you wish to stay on Saturday evening please let us know.  

If weather is an issue - Sunday is the backup day.  Two Skirmishes on Saturday - one in morning and one in afternoon for about 20-30 minutes each - Sentinel Stationed on Widow's Walk at top of Belmont Hall is SHOT!  This triggers the skirmish/sham battle.  Lots of yelling and pointing...and then plenty of shooting (at a distance).  Very little "hits" in this engagement.  

Reenactors can arrive after Noon on Friday to setup encampment or Saturday morning (Friday preferred) - Can also stay through to Sunday morning but must leave by Noon on Sunday.  

Look for parking directions for Reenactors Only.  

Tours of the historic Belmont Hall where a Sentry was really shot here - there was even a wooden fence perimeter around the building back then!

1st Delaware Regiment Specific:

Notes: This is a Friday night tavern night and then all day Saturday event at historic Belmont Hall in Smyrna, DE.  If overnighting on Friday you can sleep on the grounds in a tent.  Those travelling from afar can stay Saturday night and must leave by noon on Sunday afternoon.  Please see below for additional information.

All Members:

 Length of Event: Friday Night Dinner and Tavern Night (non-public) and then All Day Saturday 10am – 4pm public hours

 Arrival Time For Regiment: 1pm for setup on Friday / 6pm on Friday / 8am on Saturday

 Parking: Please park in designated location for REENACTORS ONLY PARKING after unloading.

 Restrooms: Restrooms behind Belmont Hall and next to parking lot

 Food and Beverages Provided: Yes – by Regiment or event organizer for breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  Dinner on Friday night.  BYOB for Tavern Night on Friday Night from 7-10pm

 Encampment Setup Level: Large

 Camp Kitchen Setup: Yes

 Camp Kitchen Tent Fly: Yes

 Supply Tent Setup: Yes

 In Ground or Above Ground Fire Permitted: Yes

 Individual Soldier Tents Permitted: Yes

 Water Provided: Yes – check with staff at location

 Straw Provided: No

 Firewood Provided: Yes – check with staff at location

Soldier Specific:

 Impression: Delaware local militia - civilian clothing preferred.  

 Kit Level: Full kit

 Musket Firing: Yes

Musician Specific:

 Contact Musician Sergeant-Major for music to be played at this event.  Military calls also to be demonstrated too if possible.

Civilian Specific:

 Impression: Civilian followers of a military camp.

 Table Displays Permitted: Yes – please indicate display you wish to show to Officer of the Day or Civilian Camp Coordinator (if applicable).

Supporter Specific:

 Please assist in setup and/or breakdown if possible.  Also – please bring camera or video camera to take photographs or video if possible.  We will look to take posed photos that will be used to help educate the public if possible at each event this year.

Registered as Attending:

  1. Chris Mlynarczyk – Military - Soldier - Militia
  2. Blaise Glowiak - Military - Officer - Officer of the Day - Militia Officer
  3. Jeff Gibson - Military - Soldier (Depart at 3pm on Saturday) - Militia
  4. John Foskey - Military - Soldier - Militia
  5. Sheri Gidick - Military - Soldier - Militia
  6. Kevin O'Malley - Military - Soldier - Militia
  7. Terry Dunham - Military - Soldier - Militia
  8. Fane Wheeler - Military - Soldier - Militia - Tent #4
  9. Mark Warrington - Military - Soldier (Saturday only) - Militia
  10. Robert Allen - Military - Soldier - Militia
  11. Chris Birely - Military - Soldier - Militia
  12. Milt Sherman - Military - Soldier - Trailer Master / Quartermaster - Militia 
  13. John Osborn - Military - Soldier - Militia
  14. Jakob Brand - Military - Soldier - Recruit - Militia
  15. Heloise Osborn - Civilian - Civilian Camp Coordinator
  16. Linzi Hamilton - Civilian - Camp Cook
  17. Alicia Gibson - Civilian (Depart at 3pm on Saturday)
  18. Beatrix Gibson - Civilian (Depart at 3pm on Saturday)
  19. Lynn King - Civilian
  20. Lynn Allen - Civilian
  21. Wilma Tipton - Civilian
  22. Charlotte O'Shaughnessy - Civilian
  23. Melissa Angelo - Civilian  Recruit

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