Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The 17th attended the Battle of Monmouth in Manalapan, New Jersey this past weekend.  The British Legion joined our five horse with three.  The event proved to be hot but well attended by the public.  Sutler row had quite a few there with interesting wares for sale.  The site and coordinators took care of all of our needs from water, wood, and facilities!  The horse were in shade all weekend.  Overall, this is a great event on hallowed ground.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey

Each year the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield co-sponsors, with the DEP, State of New Jersey, an annual reenactment of the battle. The event is usually held on a weekend towards the end of June, in commemoration of the anniversary of the battle being fought on June 28, 1778. Hundreds of troops encamp at the park and recreate scenarios of the battle over the weekend. The 17th Light Dragoons will be there to take part in this commemoration.  There are also numerous presentations and lectures, tours of the camps, and sutler area open to the public. Many programs are being held throughout June and July.  A donation of $8.00 per car is requested to attend the battle.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Colonial Picnic at Mt. Harmon Plantation, Maryland

The 17th will be at the Mt. Harmon Plantation Annual Colonial Picnic on Sunday, 5 June.  The Middletown Transcript news highlights the event in a latest article.  Come by to see us!