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Siege Encampment

Event date Saratoga National Historical Park

The Siege Encampment is part of NYS Path Through History Weekend. The Siege Encampment will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm October 7th and 8th. Activities include a variety of 18th century demonstrations from cannon and musket firings, to blacksmithing demonstrations, surgery, women’s healing, cooking, and other living historians.

Event Details

Start Time: 10:00am

Saratoga National Historical Park
648 Route-3, Stillwater, NY 12168
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  • Anne Clothier, "“Women in Healing Roles”"
  • The 2nd Continental Artillery
  • Paul Supley, "“The Casualties of Battle” "
  • The 24th Regiment of Foot
  • Sandy Spector

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Living Historians & Bios

  • Anne Clothier: “Women in Healing Roles” Bio: Anne Clothier grew up immersed in history on her family’s 200- year-old farm in northern Saratoga County. Her particular interests include women’s history, textiles, and medical history. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in History from SUNY College at Oneonta in 2005. As a 2007 graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, she gained experience working on projects at the Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. In addition, she worked as Education Coordinator at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, New York. She has been the Director of Education at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum since 2011. Program: Caregiving is a role that has frequently been performed by women throughout history. Explore the many ways in which women cared for family, friends, neighbors, and soldiers throughout the late eighteenth century. Whether assisting neighbors through childbirth as midwives or serving as regimentally assigned nurses on the Burgoyne campaign, women have fulfilled their communities’ needs. Explore the tools and techniques of healers and learn about the evolution of these roles throughout the past 250 years.
  • The 2nd Continental Artillery Bio: This group of re-enactors is a volunteer group comprised of historians, educators, veterans and others seeking to honor the patriots of the Revolutionary War’s original regiment and educate the public through reenacting. Also called Bauman’s Company, this group was authorized on October 28, 1775 in New York. The group was assigned to different locations throughout the war, but in 1777 Bauman’s Company was combined with 2 other regiments to create Col. Lamb’s Artillery Regiment. In August of 1779 four artillery regiments were numbered and Lamb’s regiment became the 2nd Continental. Program: The 2nd Continental will be camped on the Battlefield throughout the weekend and will be providing artillery demonstrations with canon firings.
  • Paul Supley: “The Casualties of Battle” Bio: Program: Learn about the casualties of the battles. Discussion of various wounds and their treatment will center around actual cases from the Saratoga Campaign. View period surgical instruments and learn about medicine used by surgeons on both sides of the conflict.
  • The 24th Regiment of Foot Bio: This group of volunteer re-enactors portrays soldiers of the Major’s company of the 24th as they would have appeared during the Northern Campaign of 1777, including the Battles of Saratoga. The 24th is one of England’s most famous regiments, and permission was received in 1995 by the Royal Regiment of Wales to portray them in North America. Program: The 24th will be camped on the Battlefield throughout the weekend, and will interact with the public regarding the British army during the Saratoga Campaign.
  • Sandy Spector Bio: Sandy is known throughout the re-enacting community for her authentic portrayals of Martha Washington. She has been a reenactor since 1999 beginning as a camp follower with the 10th MA Regiment and now most commonly portraying our nation’s 1st, First Lady during the Revolutionary War Days. Program: Meet, and talk with the wife of a Continental Officer, and find out what it was like for her during the long road through the Revolution.



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