Gloucester, Va. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
When the British, French and Americans Return to the Hook this month, spectators can greet them wearing limited edition commemorative t-shirts thanks to Peace Frogs, a Virginia-based casual apparel company who helped sponsor the Revolutionary War reenactment.
On October 19-20, 2013, the Allies will engage the British Legion and other Crown forces at the Inn at Warner Hall in a reenactment of the 1781 Battle of the Hook that took place in Gloucester County, helping win the Siege of Yorktown and America's independence.
The living history event – family friendly and free – is made possible thanks to the support of donations and the support of community leaders.
The sale of the t-shirts is part of the support needed to host the reenactment.
The short sleeve t-shirts are offered in white and navy.
The long sleeve t-shirts are offered in red and navy.
The reenactment will bring together more than 1,500 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing reenactors from across the country at the Inn at Warner Hall, home of President George Washington’s ancestors.
The remaining t-shirts, and other commemorative items, such as buttons, posters made from the winning entry in the Battle of the Hook art contest, mugs and more will be available at the event.
Learn more about the Battle of the Hook at http://www.battleofthehook.org.
About the Battle of the Hook:
The events leading up to the Revolutionary War’s Yorktown Campaign and the subsequent victory of the Allies that insured the independence of the United States are well known. Less well known is the Battle of the Hook – the battle that took place across the York River from Yorktown 16 days before the British capitulation. Although rather brief, it included the largest cavalry engagement of the war, with more than 500 horsemen involved.
The Battle of the Hook reenactment in Gloucester is being financed entirely by donations, including the educational programs.
Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to First Virginia Regiment and mailed to Battle of the Hook c/o First Virginia Regt., 1596 N. Village Rd., Reston, VA 20194.
The Inn at Warner Hall is located roughly three and a half miles from U.S. Route 17 and a 30-minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg. The battlefields of Yorktown are within 15 minutes and Jamestown, America’s first settlement, is a 50-minute drive along the scenic Colonial Parkway. The state capitol of Richmond, the Norfolk Harbor, and Virginia Beach are within an hour’s drive.
Volunteers are still needed Oct. 14 through Oct. 21 to help with, among other duties, reenactor registration, crowd control, battlefield preparation, camp layouts, docents at the Inn at Warner Hall, equipment distribution, brochure and schedule of events distribution, caring for horses and farm animals, event collector’s items sales and event clean up.
To sign up contact Battle of the Hook Volunteer Coordinator Rudy Heinatz at rbheinatz(at)cox(dot)net.