Walking in the Footsteps of History

Photo-report on the 2004 Walk

by Ralph Nelson (Delaware Society SAR)

Photo-report: RI-CT: June 17-18-19 | 20-21-22 | 23-24-25
NY-NJ: July 15-18 | PA-DE: Aug 7-8 | MD-DC-VA: Oct 19
Article about the Walk in The SAR Magazine

Lee Anderson is a living historian and docent at the Revolutionary War site of Fort Mifflin (PA). During June through October of 2004 he followed the route of the allied armies from Newport RI to Yorktown VA via Providence RI, Hartford CT, Danbury CT, Ardsley NY, Trenton NJ, Philadlelphia PA, Baltimore MD, Annapolis MD, Washington DC, and Williamsburg VA. Lee was often accompanied by other re-enactors, history buffs, and Scouts.

In the evenings he and Ralph Nelson, who drove the support van, presented the almost-forgotten story of how our freedom and independence were secured by an unlikely ally, dedicated troops, and a well-coordinated general staff. Dressed in appropriate uniforms they portrayed French soldiers speaking about their experiences in the United States during 1780-83. They also discussed the current marking and development of the W3R as an historical trail linking many Revolutionary War sites along the East Coast.

Financial Report and Sponsor Dedications by the many people and organizations that supported this effort.