The Battle of White Plains 1776 was commemorated at the Jacob Purdy House once again. The White Plains Historical Society were fine hosts throughout the day. At 10:30, the Union Flag was raised by the 35th and the 42nd Royal Highlanders to mark the start of the "occupation" and at noon there was a brief salute and raising of the Colours with General Washington. The background of the battle was explained to the public by "Abigail Purdy" and the names of the American Continental soldiers who died in the engagement were read with a drum roll for each name. The event had a few brief moments of drizzle which may have kept some people home, but there were bands playing military music throughout the afternoon and the reenactors were fed a lovely stew. Crafts, a surgery, and military life were on display throughout the event, remembering and commemorating a battle of particular significance to the 35th Regiment in particular and the New York campaign in general.
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