For the afternoon battle reenactment there was large crowd of spectators. The Continental army marched across the field to form up in the woods. Our company while the other to to the field first. There was a brisk artillery exchange. Historically, this battle had the largest artillery engagement of the war, so it is great to have a lot of batteries to represent this aspect of the battle. When the time came are company deployed on the left flank to form up the whole battalion. The British and the American forces engaged according to the script as the crowd watched. After the battle the troops paraded off the field as narrator announced regimentnames in the order they marched.
We had one minor injury on the field when one reenactor received a flash burn from a musket that didn't have a flash guard attached. As with all reenactments an equipment safety inspection had been conducted. While a flash guard may not be required to pass inspection, the use of one is prudent. At future events it is recommended that a check for an attached flash guard be madepart of the inspection.
July 4th weekend the 6th USCT joined the 3rd USCT in Philadelphia for the Lincoln Bicentennial Festival and Independence Day Parade. A Civil War Union Army encampment was set up on the grounds of the Constitution Center. We fielded 4 troopers and 2 cadets. The 22nd USCT had 2 troopers. With the 3rd we were able to muster 12 to march in the parade. The 3rd regiment, based in Philadelphia, set up the exhibit fly tent. Inside there were tables displaying items such as uniform parts and various items a soldier would carry to the field, informational poster boards with photos.