Bob Mayers will be signing his book Searching for Yankee Doodle at the reenactment of the Battle of Fort Montgomery. On October 6, 1777 an invading British Army assaulted the fort. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the defending Continental soldiers and militia held out as long as they could until at last the forts were overrun. Over half of the garrison was captured or killed. Bob’s ancestor Corporal John Allison fought in the battle.
Join him at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in the beautiful Hudson Highlands to commemorate the 241st anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors from the 5th New York Continental Regiment, 4th New York Regiment and Mott’s Artillery will be here manning the fort, representing the troops that defended the works in 1777! There will be cannon firings, military drill, living history demonstrations and children’s activities throughout the day.