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Revolutionary War encampment to be held on Saturday

The 7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line will commemorate the 239th anniversary of its forming at Gloucester Court House from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday with a colonial encampment inside the court circle.

Activities will include the encampment, troop formations and roll call by authentically-costumed reenactors; drilling of the volunteers and musket-firing demonstrations. Cannon firing will also take place across from the colonial courthouse. The public is encouraged to participate and all those recruited for service will receive a certificate, according to Gloucester’s tourism coordinator Hilton Snowdon.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. that day at the monument inside the court circle in honor of the members of the 7th Virginia Regiment and all veterans who have served their country.

At 7 p.m., the public is invited to observe a celebration featuring a fiddler and traditional dance that will take place upstairs in the building that houses the Glo...

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