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Weapons of War: Military Arms in Revolutionary America

October 11-13, 2019

Weapons of War

Weapons of War offers students, military historians and antique collectors the chance to learn about the various types of arms and accoutrements that came to America during this formative period. From the archaeologically recovered fragments which tell us what was really used during the Revolutionary period to the conservation of surviving artifacts, we will explore a diverse array of materials and ways of appreciating them through modern eyes.

“To Arm against an Enemy”

Weapons of the Revolutionary War

“To Arm against an Enemy”: Weapons of the Revolution

Colonial Williamsburg’s extensive collection of military weaponry will illustrate the arming of American, British, French, and Hessian troops during the War for Independence. During the first half of the 18th century, firearms in the colonies were a mix of the obsolete, the old and the odd.

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