Fort Randolph to host ‘Brigade’ event Saturday

Staff Report

POINT PLEASANT — The Brigade of the American Revolution on Saturday will be conducting a re-enactment of soldier life during the American Revolution at Fort Randolph.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fort, located in Krodel Park along W.Va. 2 just minutes from the Bartow Jones Bridge.

The demonstrations of soldier life will include: musket firings, drilling and uniform inspections. Other presentations will include: rifle and muskets, linear infantry tactics, artillery with canon firings and clothing of the period. The ladies of the Brigade will be demonstrating laundry and sewing techniques of the period.

The Brigade of the American Revolution is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to portraying the life and times of those soldiers who took part in the American Revolution.

Members represent elements of all the armies involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children.

Since 1962 the Brigade has been recreating a broad spectrum of the 18th Century. It’s activities include military encampments, tactical exercises, firelock shooting competitions, craft demonstrations and social activities. The Brigade also conducts annual schools and educational seminars featuring experts from several fields of 18th Century study.

The Brigade maintains a modest research library and publishes an educational journal, The Brigade Dispatch, a regularly scheduled newsletter, the Brigade Courier, and periodic instructional booklets and papers. For more information go to

There will be no entrance fee but donations are encouraged this Saturday. All donations go to the Friends of Fort Randolph to maintain the fort.

Staff Report