Sunday, October 28, 2012

Raid on the Chesapeake

On October 27th, the 17th conducted reconnoitering operations along the Sassafras River within the vicinity of Mt. Harmon Plantation. The mission was to seek out rebel foraging parties, collect intelligence from locals, and question potential spies.   In return, the Dragoons located several rebel’s patrols and the cavalry and found themselves in numerous skirmishes and engagements throughout the course of the day.
Foraging took a turn for the better by sundown.  The Regiment and Maryland Loyalists commandeered the Kitchen House and was treated to a Feast along with drink, that was fit for His Majesty himself, prepared by the Distaff of both units!   Later, the Kitchen provided warm shelter for the night.