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Annual Glover’s Marblehead Regiment reenactment marches again

The men of General Glover’s Marblehead Regiment leave Fort Sewall to head out on patrol, looking for His Majesty’s forces. (Spenser Hasak)

MARBLEHEAD — The annual regiment reenactment marched its way through town on Saturday.

Residents took a trip back to the 18th century as reenactors took over the Fort Sewall area, for the 27th year in a row. The nearly 50 volunteers each chose a specific character during two battles that played out in front of attendees. The day-long event was friendly to all ages and it made sure to include the kids in the audience, even letting them play with old, wooden muskets.

Seamus Daly, the commander of the regiment, came to the area almost three decades ago from Ireland. He’s been a part of the Glover’s Marblehead Regiment for the last 13 years. Daly became interested in reenactments in 2006 because he enjoyed the idea of acting out a life from the 18th century.

“It’s an educational event we put on for public in which we recreate an 18th century military encampment,” said Daly. “We also put on craft demonstrations, give tours, show them around the fort, and show them what a typical day would have been like in revolutionary times while educating them about the Revolutionary War.”

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