Commemoration Of The 232nd Anniversary Of The Battle Of Fort Washington At Fort Tryon Park

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Today's event at Fort Tryon Park brought out hundreds of history buffs and park goers to enjoy the festivities. The Café Lawn, directly south of the New Leaf Café, was transformed into a Revolutionary War campsite. Margaret Corbin, the heroine who took over her husband's gun post in the battle, was in attendance, as were local historians James Renner and Barnet Scecter, author of The Battle for New York. The campsite also hosted a blacksmith, brigade of troops, bagpiper and activities for children.

The live musket firing demonstration was a high point of the day, which I was lucky enough to grab a bit of video of.

Pictures after the jump.

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