Cavalry After Action Report
4-14-07 the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons attended the above
encampment. Attending were Ed Harrelson, Henry McMillan, Ron Crawley
and Don Lyons. We also had three distaff members who assisted in camp
duties: Hunter Crawley, Rebekah and Katherine McMillan. We were told by
Ron that Taylor was busy and unable to attend. Taylor will have to
attend a make up drill.
Due to the fact
that the 3CLD was not present at the siege of Ninety Six, we portrayed
McCall’s Militia, and were outfitted as State Militia. We joined up
with the Second South and were prepared to assist Sgt Scottie Bester as
crew members on BOOTS. We learned quickly that several Troopers had
volunteered to work the gun and our help while appreciated was not
to Eric Williams the Chief Park Ranger we were assigned to a suitable
area just beyond the camp to set up our post and rings. After the
demonstration of the cannon and musket firing, we began our
presentation of Cavalry Tactics and equipment.
Ron Crawly was
assigned to inform the audience what we were about to do, and a fine
job he did.
demonstrating our skills at the ring and cabbages Ron again spoke to
the audience and provided additional information on arms and equipment
that 18th. Century militia would have had available to them. The
audience asked questions and seemed appreciative of our efforts.
prepared by Chris Puckett with her usual usual but always good bill of
fare. After lunch the troop was formed up and patrolled the perimeter
of the camp site looking for hostile forces and none were found. After
the patrol we celebrated another successful encampment with no
accidents or injuries and broke camp.
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