Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Muster on the Maumee 2011 Gallery

This past weekend I participated in Muster on the Maumee, a timeline living history encampment hosted by Fort Meigs State Historic Site and my unit, Cushing's Company/ 2nd US Artillery. Here are some pictures I took during the weekend:

The central part of the Fort held a pretty decent selection of sutlers (merchants) and a couple of food stands.

I spent a lot of my time at the Grand Battery, which held guns from three different eras.

One of our companies guns, a bronze six-pounder field piece.


Posing with the sponge rammer. This is usually the position I serve on a gun. Note the gunner's haversack hung in the embrasure. It's used to carry a cartridge from the ammunition box to the front of the gun.

Revolutionary War reenactors shoot a four-pounder. Artillery didn't change very much between the American Revolution and the American Civil War: the biggest changes occurred in the way guns were used on the battlefield.

American flag in the WWII Allied camp.

The WWII reenactors often put up amusing signs in camp.

The WWII and other 20th Century reenactors occupied the east end of the Fort.

How many different time periods can you spot in this picture?

Some German mountain troops entertain a modern visitor.

Moving away from the east end of the Fort, we encounter the Ancient, Medieval and early-modern encampments.

The 15th Century German mercenaries had a medical chart to calculate the four humors.

Comparing a vial of urine with the chart of humors.

Several types of 17th century weapons and accoutrements.

The armor of the winged hussars of Poland.

The Romans, represented by the IV Cohort, XXIV Legion.

Roman artillery.

A German musketeer. Note the bandolier with pre-measured powder flasks, called the Twelve Apostles.

The backbone of 15th Century armed forces, the pikeman.

A knight on a heavy warhorse with full plate armor.

The knight gets equipped with a heavy helm for jousting, while a lightly-armored scout keeps the crowd entertained.