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Chadds Ford Days - Skirmish

Chadds Ford Days – 2023

This is an all weekend evet at Chadds Ford Days in Chadds Ford, PA. http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/

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Chadds Ford Days – 2023
Chadds Ford Days – 2023

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – Sep 17, 2023, 5:00 PM

Chadds Ford Days - Skirmish, 1736 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA

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About the event

http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org/

This is an all day event on both Saturday AND Sunday at Chadds Ford Days. 

Length of Event: All Day – 10am – 5pm

Arrival Time For Regiment: 8am each day

Parking: Please park where indicated.

Restrooms: Indoors – fully functioning inside Visitor Center and portapotties where indicated.

Food and Beverages Provided: Yes – by Regiment or event organizer for breakfast (if overnighting) and lunch each day.

Encampment Setup Level: Medium

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 – Indicate to Officer of the Day if need a soldier tent.

Water Provided: Yes – from Visitor Center

Straw Provided: No

Firewood Provided: Yes – from Visitor Center staff

Soldier Specific: Impression: Delaware Continental uniform preferred.  1776/1777 era.  Otherwise, militia.

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 - Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Officer of the Day 
  2. John Taylor - Military - Soldier - Saturday
  3. Fane Wheeler - Military - Soldier - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  4. Terry Dunham - Military - Soldier - Musket/Rifle Display - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  5. Tom DeMott - Military - Soldier - Saturday Only
  6. John Osborn - Military - Soldier - Saturday
  7. Robert Allen - Military - Soldier - Saturday
  8. Milt Sherman - Military - Soldier - Wagon Master/ Quartermaster - Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
  9. Josh Loper - Military - Soldier - Recruit - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  10. Eddie Hamilton - Civilian - Sunday - Camp Guard
  11. Linzi Hamilton - Civilian - Civilian Camp Coordinator - Camp Cook - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  12. + George Hamilton - Civilian (Child) - Sunday Only
  13. Lynn King - Civilian - Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  14. Lynn Allen - Civilian - Saturday
  15. Wilma Tipton - Civilian - Saturday
  16. Margot Osmianski - Civilian - Saturday

From the Event Organizers:

I hope everyone is ready for an amazing time at Chadds Ford this coming Saturday and Sunday!

Many of you know me also as the Chair of Brandywine 2022, held on my Thornbury Farm.  We are so excited to have your support and know this will be a wonderful time and will truly engage the the public.

Here is the battle theme we will confirm details each day.  I have made a cove for the Crown cannon to stage and a nook area for the Continental Line cannon to stage.

Each of the four battles will run in a similar fashion, basing it on the actual troop movements.

Crown Forces will form up in the south "bridge" area of the field behind shrubs to hide view from public-  the Gun will be staged outward  of the shrubs in the cove

The forces will advance outward into the field towards the crowd safety line ( I want the battle to run back and forth parallel to the crowd line)  this will create the best view and photos of the battle.

This will offer space for the guns to advance safely forward  and with the  infantry lines moving.  allowing for wheels  and to push each other on the field.

The Continental line will form up in the opposing left tree area and take cover and push onto the  field, once the crown gun fires.  Each gun can volley back and forth  this will show the audience the battle has begun.

The left tree line will also be used as a final defense at the end of the Skirmish by the continentals.

After several volleys back and forth the Crown line will fix bayonets and provide the final advance across the field ( with the crowd line) sending the rebels around the left tree line and into the grove area. back to Philadelphia.

At times  muskets will have to elevate for safety.  After the battle the forces should interact with public use this time to explain about your unit and recruit.   As a Delaware County, Chester Chester 250 member and PHMC commissioner-  I see the need for troops, soon in the hobby, so bring materials to enlist!

Remember the event is not done until 5 PM on Sunday and at 4:30 we are performing a short remembrance and firing salute.  We will review these plans that day,

If we do not keep telling our stories of the past - No one will remember them.

Let the muskets and cannons ROAR over the Brandywine once again and echo in the hill

Battle At Chadds Ford/Historic Chadds Ford Days

Schedule of Events

Saturday:

10:00am: Event Begins - Artillery Firing

11:30am: Battle

12:30pm: Continental Line Drill

1:00pm: 1st DE Childrens Drill

1:30pm: Artillery Drill

2:30pm: Crown Forces Drill

3:30pm: Battle

Sunday:

10:00am: Event Begins – Artillery Firing

10:30am: Religious Service

11:30am: Battle

12:30pm: Continental Line Drill

1:00pm: 1st DE Childrens Drill

1:30pm: Artillery Drill

2:30pm: Crown Forces Drill

3:30pm: Battle

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