- It’s not just the Civil War that has passionate participants performing in famous battle reenactments, there are localized instances of reenactments from the American Revolution as well. Probably the best known is the recreation played out every year on Lexington Battle Green (starting at 5:30 am) as part of Patriots’ Day, a Massachusetts state holiday. To better understand the attraction of these reenactments for the participants, read this charming piece — Where the Past is Never Left Behind — about how one mother was finally seduced into enjoying with her family
the setting, the view, and eventually the history and its fake battlesat Fort Ticonderoga on Lake George, New York (The New York Times, 12-Sep-2013).
Charm and Reenactment at Fort Ticonderga
The Farm Book, plus the elaborate chronologies made by Jefferson scholars which document almost every day of his life, demonstrate that contrary to what Martha [Jefferson] Randolph told her sons, Jefferson was not only not
distant from Sally Hemings but in the same house nine months before the births of each of her seven children, and that she conceived no children when he was not there.