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199th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Caulk’s Field

1812banner from Historical Society of Kent County

At 11:00 in the morning, on August 31st, The Maryland State National Guard commander will join British officials in a ceremony to commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of Caulk’s Field, a decisive Eastern Shore clash that occurred during the War of 1812.

The assault occurred August 30-31, 1814 between 150 British Royal Marines and sailors, under the command of Capt. Sir Peter Parker,  and 174 American militiamen of the 21st Regiment, led by Lt. Col. Philip Reed. Fourteen British soldiers, including Parker, were killed. The remains of a dozen British soldiers are still buried somewhere on the battle site.

Caulk’s Field Remembered will conduct festivities during Labor Day Weekend. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about a significant chapter in American History.

Saturday August 31st 2013 10am-4pm

  • Eastern Shore Milita Encampment – Musket Demos, Drills and Camp Life 10am-4pm.
  • Sutlers, Crafts and Exhibits – Emphasis on early 19th Century 10am-4pm.
  • Local and Regional Food, Beer and Wine from start to finish.
  • Small Farm Petting Zoo and pony rides.
  • Kid’s Archeological Dig and horseshoes.
  • Living History Demonstrations.
  • Period Music throughout the day.

Sunday September 1st, 2013 11am-3pm

  • Eastern Shore Militia, camp, drills throughout the day.
  • Sutlers, Crafts and Exhibits – Emphasis on early 19th Century 11am-3pm.
  • Local food, wine and craft beer from start to finish.
  • Live Music by Chester River Run Off 11am-1pm; and by Karen Somerville and Sombarkin’s with Tom Anthony 2-3pm.
  • Special Re-enactment of Caulks Field Remembered and Joseph T. Mitchell taken prisoner at 1pm.