At the Revolution

The American Revolution (revisited) took place at the Webb-Deane-Stevens houses in Old Weathersfield Saturday with plenty of black powder, white smoke, camaraderie, old leather britches, tri-corn hats and a horse named Huckleberry. Old George would have been proud, especially of Dave Loda of Bolton, who, as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General Washington, rode Huckelberry through the drizzle to lop off the head of an errant cucumber at full charge.

-Anthony Riccio brings the melons to be sliced by Dave Loda on horseback at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

-Anthony Riccio brings the melons to be sliced by Dave Loda on horseback at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

 

The British are surrounded at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield. T

The British are surrounded at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

 

Members of the Fifth Connecticut Regiment at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

Members of the Fifth Connecticut Regiment at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

 

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Thomas White of East Hartford, who works for Hartford Distributors, poses with the Fifth at the encampment Saturday. He was delivering beer nearby.

The trailer has horse Huckleberry and a motorbike

The trailer has horse Huckleberry and a motorbike

 

 

In a demonstration of swordsmanship, Dave Loda of Bolton, as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington, slices a cucumber with his sword at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

In a demonstration of swordsmanship, Dave Loda of Bolton, as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington, slices a cucumber with his sword at the Webb-Dean-Stevens Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday in Old Wethersfield.

Bolton resident David Loda in his 18th century" man cave" Saturday. He reenacted  battle scenes as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington, during the fifth annual Revolutionary War Encampment at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum.

Bolton resident David Loda in his 18th century” man cave” Saturday. He reenacted battle scenes as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington, during the fifth annual Revolutionary War Encampment at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum.

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