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"Past and present meet along the Housatonic "

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This article was written by reporter Ruth Epstein.  It ran in the Republican American newspaper on August 22nd, DSCN13182012 covering HVA's History on the Housatonic event held the previous Saturday on August 18th in Salisbury.  The full article appeared online at this link.

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It took re-enactor Tim Abbott about five times to successfully shoot the musket, jokingly telling his audience, "At this point in the battle, I'm probably dead."

Abbott was part of Housatonic Valley Association's Family Fun on the Housatonic River Day, held Saturday on the riverfront in the Amesville section of town. He is the association's Litchfield Hills Greenprint director and a noted local Revolutionary War re-enactor and portrayed local militiaman Col. Charles Burrell of the 14th Connecticut Regiment at the event.

Burrell was from Canaan, he explained, "and before there was that iron bridge," he said, pointing to the large span that now connects Amesville to Falls Village, "there was Burrell's Bridge built in 1744. There was movement of iron ore and soldiers on that bridge."

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