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The Battle of Longwoods

 
Spring Event
2015
May 1st - Education Day
May 2nd -3rd - Reenactment Weekend
 
For more information go to:

www.battleoflongwoods.ca

The History of the Battle of Longwoods

The first weekend in May, at the Longwoods Road Conservation Area, you can experience history being brought to life.  Every year, the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society presents the Battle of Longwoods.

   Step back in time to March 4, 1814, as British troops attempt to expel American invaders. Hear the crack of the musket and the roar of the cannon. Come and experience life in the early 19th century. See the colourful clothing, smell the food prepared over open fires, and let us entertain your family for the day.

    

May 1st to 3rd Battle of Longwoods - Spring Event

2015 Event
For the Education Day on May 1st 10:00am to 2:00pm all TEACHERS to register  their classes at battleoflongwoods@gmail.com with numbers and all contact information

To register your reenactment group for the weekend send a complete membership list and your insurance information t
battleoflongwoods@gmail.com

Weekend Schedule
Saturday
8:15  Ambush (Reenactors only events, ie no public)
10:00 Gates Open to Public
10:30 Battlefield Drill Battlefield
Watch the British practice the typical battle field manoeuvres of the early 1800's.
12:00 Native War Council Merchant Village
British Officers meet with native leaders in an effort to get their support in the 
  coming battle.
1:30 Duel Merchant Village
Watch as two gentlemen settle their differences in a rather deadly manner
3:30 Battle Re-enactment Battlefield
American and British troops meet on the field of battle. Who will be victorious?
4:30  Mini-Militia Battlefield
Children will be issued equipment and trained in the drill of the day
6:00 Gates Close

Sunday
8:15  Ambush (Reenactors only events, ie no public)
10:00 Gates Open to Public
11:00 Battlefield Drill Battlefield
Watch the British practice the typical battle field manoeuvres of the early 1800's.
12:30 Native War Council Merchant Village
British Officers meet with native leaders in an effort to get their support in the 
         coming battle.
1:00 Drill Competition Merchant Village
Watch as infantry units compete 
2:30 Battle Re-enactment Battlefield
American and British troops meet on the field of battle. Who will be victorious?
3:30  Mini-Militia Battlefield
Children will be issued equipment and trained in the drill of the day
4:30 Gates Close

Click here to learn more about the Longwoods Scout and Guide camp.

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American Troops fire from their defensive works at the Battle of the Longwoods

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Gather with the Natives as the Americans join in discussions at the Native War Council.

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Walk across a Time Bridge and be greeted by first person re-enactors.

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Shop from period Sutlers and Merchants who create their own little village overnight.

Prices:  General Admisson $8.00, 
              Elementary School Students FREE! (12 and under)
               Members of the military and cadets in 
               uniform receive free admission.

Click here to learn more about the Battle of Longwoods

Longwoods Road Conservation Area, is located at 8348 Longwoods Road (Middlesex Country Road 2 - formerly Highway 2). Longwoods Road Conservation Area is 10 km east of Melbourne and 6.5 km west of Delaware in the Township of Strathroy-Caradoc, in Middlesex County. 

  • If travelling east on Highway 401 from Windsor, exit at interchange 157. Travel north on Elgin County Road 14 / Middlesex 9 towards Melbourne, to County Road 2 (Longwoods Road). Drive east on County Road 2 approximately 10 km to Longwoods Road Conservation Area entrance (watch for the signs). 
  • If travelling west on Highway 401 from Toronto or London, exit onto Highway 402 just west of London. Exit the 402 at interchange 86 to County Road 2 (Longwoods Road). Drive west on County Road 2 approximately 5 km to Longwoods Road Conservation Area entrance (watch for the signs).

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Longwoods Road Conservation Area - 8348 Longwoods Rd, Melbourne, Ontario, Canada