Year after year, a group of dedicated enthusiasts comes together to help educate themselves and others about the events of the Battle of Plattsburgh. These are the reenactors: devotees of local history, and by now integral parts of the commemoration ceremony, where they recreate portions of the battle, and demonstrate what life would have been like for soldiers in the nineteenth century. Among them are Craig Russell, PJ Miller, and Charlie Mitchell, who have been volunteering as reenactors for years, both with the Battle of Plattsburgh and outside of it.
Russell, Miller, and Mitchell continue to devote their time to reenacting, and in doing so help to educate people about what life was like during the Battle of Plattsburgh. This invaluable asset to the community has become an indispensable part of the annual celebration, which people from all over come together to observe and learn about. To this day, hundreds of local history lovers continue to volunteer their time to it, and in doing so help us all to become more well-informed, unified residents of this storied region.
Overview written by Maxwell Schaefer
Check out the 2020 Military Encampment at the City Marina, 1 Dock Street, on Saturday, September 12th from 9am-4pm
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