Photo Essay: Back In Time At Mount Vernon

09/10/11 There’s a military re-enactment at George Washington’s home this weekend. I went on Saturday afternoon.

“In celebration of the 230th anniversary of General Washington and General Rochambeau’s historic visit to Mount Vernon, hundreds of Revolutionary War re-enactors, including “General Washington” and “General Rochambeau” will descend upon Mount Vernon for a special 230th anniversary re-enactment. In September 1781, General Washington and French general Rochambeau traveled to Mount Vernon and created a bold strategy which led to the siege of British forces at Yorktown.  Stroll the camp, talk with the soldiers, and watch military demonstrations throughout the day.”


[The General with my niece Maura and neff Kieran.]

[General Rochambeau]

[Re-enactors dozing on Mount Vernon’s porch facing the Potomac.]

[Re-enactor naps with her dog while, inexplicably (perhaps he got the wrong location/wore the wrong uniform?) a re-enactor dressed as Robert E. Lee surveys the view from Mount Vernon’s lawn.]

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