Fort Morris State Historic Site will hold a Revolutionary war encampment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2559 Fort Morris Road in Midway.
The free event is sponsored by the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Flemington and Friends of Fort Morris.
“… We, sir, are fighting the battle of America – as to surrendering the fort, receive this laconic reply –come and take it.” Thus was the famous response that American Col. John McIntosh sent to British Lt. Col. Lewis V. Fuser in reply to his demand for the surrender of Fort Morris on Nov. 25, 1778, during the American Revolution.
The encampment on Saturday will be an opportunity to step back in time and witness a great moment in American history.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution to commemorate the event and those who served. Soldier talks, musket drills, cannon demonstrations, colonial music with Jamie Keena, and more will follow from until 4 p.m.
A dramatic portrayal of the correspondence between the Patriot John McIntosh and British Lewis Fuser will be presented at 2 p.m.
For more information, call 912-884-5999, visit www.facebook.com/ftmorris/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.