By Jeff Sovelove
Saturday’s soggy weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of everyone who turned out for the Revolutionary Weekend at the Morristown National Historical Park for a glimpse of what life was like for the soldiers.
The re-enactors at Jockey Hollow in Harding Township had a typical camp set up with all the comforts of home — or at least most of them.
Visitors were treated to demonstrations of everyday camp life including tents, camp cooking, laundry, and doing the dishes.
Re-enactors came from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to show how the Continental Army lived and fought.
They demonstrated the finer points of bayonet charges, musketry and cannon firing.
Colorful uniforms denoted the soldiers’ specialties. Artillerymen and officers wore dark blue coats, light infantry wore tan coats.
Early in the war, soldiers wore what was available to them, until uniforms were issued by the Continental Congress. Hip hip huzzah!
Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove