Battle of the Hook reenactment returning to Gloucester in October

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More than 1,000 reenactors are expected in Gloucester on Oct. 19-20 to recreate the Battle of the Hook, a pivotal Revolutionary War skirmish in the county that helped seal the fate of the British forces in 1781.

The reenactment will take place at the Inn at Warner Hall, a bed and breakfast that was once home to ancestors of George Washington. Five years ago, a similar reenactment took place on the grounds of the Inn at Warner Hall.

The event will include reenactors portraying infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime forces. The  Revolutionary War reenactment will celebrate Gen. George Washington's victory over the British Army, said Warren Deal, the Battle of the Hook planning committee's chairman.

"Historic battles will be brought to life by living historians," Deal said. "Recreated military units from across the country will encamp near the actual battlefields where the American Revolution was won after six long years of fighting."

For more information, go to www.battleofthehook.org. The event is being financed entirely by donations. Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to First Virginia Regiment and mailed to: Battle of the Hook, c/o First Virginia Regt., 1596 N. Village Rd., Reston, VA 20194.

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