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‘Fire, Smoke and Muskets’ held in Gloucester C.H.

Cannon fire was heard throughout Gloucester Main Street Oct. 2 and 3 as the Gloucester Museum of History held the living history program “Fire, Smoke and Muskets” to honor the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Hook.

The Battle of the Hook took place almost two weeks before the surrender at Yorktown and was critical in shutting off British retreat.

The event was held thanks to the partnership of the museum, Friends of the Museum, Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the 7th Virginia Regiment and about 50 reenactors. One reenactor, Mark Schneider, portrayed British Lt. Col. Banastre “Bloody Ban” Tarleton.

Museums Coordinator Robert Kelly said the museum welcomed over 300 guests over the weekend, including more than 100 students.

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