February is finally over and I have a month to relax a little. I figured I'd post a report from the field, so to speak. The February 19-20 program at Brunswick Town-Fort Anderson went very well. I was concerned that blending two separate programs on the same weekend wouldn't work so well, but it went off much better than I ever expected. In fact, the evening Stamp Act Defiance program went off better than I could ever have expected and should only need minor tweaking in the future. I'd like to see them conduct that program as a stand alone program eventually and I think they will.
We had a great time last weekend at the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. We had a decent turnout from the Craven Regiment and probably had the best looking camp out there (at least in our opinion). We participated in musket demonstrations all weekend and ate A LOT. We had more food than we could ever have eaten and it was all good. The crowds for this event were larger than I've ever seen for Moores Creek National Battlefield, so the park staff and support group should be well pleased. There were some changes this year that ruffled some reenactor feathers, but then again reenactors are slow to change when they've been doing things the same for years and years. I personally saw no issues with the changes and hope that some of the grumblers won't stew about it all year long. Following is a photo (or maybe two) from the event. Next up, commemoration of the scuttling of the CSS Neuse on March 12!