Photos: Shirley’s 50th Regiment of Foote Holds Training Weekend

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A group of military re-enactors known as Shirley’s 50th Regiment of Foote spent Saturday and Sunday training and showing their skills at the Pratt House museum in Fulton.

Some background on the re-enactors and the regiment they portray, taken from a news release:

“Shirley’s 50th Regiment of Foote is composed of local individuals with a true passion for 18th century history. The unit depicts various military and civilian tasks circa 1755, with a special emphasis on the original 50th Regiment of Foote. They were a group of New Englanders assembled to fight for Great Britain in response to escalating tensions with France in the 1750s.

The 50th Regiment of Foote also has ties to our own local history. They were defenders of the forts in Oswego during the Marquis De Montcalm attack in 1756. Several members of the unit were dispatched to help then-Captain Bradstreet search for the French after the skirmish at Battle Island in the summer of 1755.”

See a gallery of photos below: