Caulk’s Field Remembered in a Two-Day War of 1812 Kent County Program This Weekend

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A theatrical skit about the raid on the Mitchell House.

This afternoon we attended an excellent War of 1812 program recalling the Battle of Caulk’s Field.  Over two days on this long Labor Day Weekend, the Friends of Kent County Maryland War of 1812 Committee has been busy hosting a number of activities including re-enactments, live music, historic vendors, a monument dedication, food, and theatrical performances.  The activities we attended today took place at the Inn at Mitchell House and included a special show that had characters from the era acting out the British raid on the Mitchell House.

The battle was fought on August 30 and 31, 1814 when about 150 British Royal Marines commanded by Capt. Sir Peter Parker clashed with 174 American militiamen.  Fourteen British soldiers, including Parker were killed.  The committee has plans for a 150th anniversary observance of the clash next year.

This was a great program.  Thanks Kent County.

Kent County residents talk about the fight with the British.

Kent County residents talk about the fight with the British.

War of 1812 Re-enactors representing the Eastern Shore Militia drill for the crowd.

War of 1812 re-enactors representing the Eastern Shore Militia drill for the crowd.

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