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    Revolutionary War reenactor to gather at Mount Independence

    September 1, 2018

    ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell will come to life with Revolutionary War reenactors next weekend.

    The annual Soldiers Atop the Mount living-history weekend takes place on Sept. 8 and 9 at the National Historic Landmark. The Mount Independence site was a Revolutionary War fortification built and occupied during the Northern campaign of the American Revolution in the late 1700s.

    Organizers say visitors can walk the Baldwin Trail to meet reenactors and historians to discuss gunsmithing, soldiers’ daily lives, and building and defending gun batteries.

    Reenactors will perform military tacticals and demonstrate camp life and colonial skills with hands-on children’s activities. An historian will also give afternoon lectures on the reasons for the revolution on Saturday and the northern campaign on Sunday.

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