War of 1812 Skirmish at Sackets Harbor
War of 1812 skirmish at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, New York, August 6, 2017. Forsyth’s Company, U.S. 1st Regiment of Riflemen led by Major Benjamin Forsyth fought a delaying action against the British at the Second Battle of Sacket’s Harbor, May 29, 1813. Skirmishers fought in open ranks using the Harpers Ferry Model 1803 rifle and deliberately picked targets rather than rely on massed fire. Music by Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums. Watch in HD for full effect.
Posted on August 16, 2017, in Forts and Battlefields, History and tagged Battlefield, Black Harbor Bay, Jefferson County, Lake Ontario, Living History, New York, Reenactment, Sackets Harbor, War of 1812. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.