|Mount Harmon Plantation House|
The weather was perfect, though blustery, and the site was just the right size for walking around with young kids. After talking with those nice people, we wandered the sutlers. I was thrilled that Burnley & Trowbridge were there! I took that opportunity to buy some beautiful striped linen for my outer petticoat, a lovely neck scarf, stockings, and even my first pair of period shoes! I figured since I didn't have to pay shipping, I might as well! I am super excited about my shoes, though I do need to break them in. Not as fun.
|A rare picture of me with the|
Sassafrass River in the background
Normally the tours of the house cost an additional fee, but because the battle had started they let us go up to the roof where there is a neat observation deck. I have to say that watching a battle from the top of a house is the absolute best way to go! I wish I could do that for every battle. :-) It was so windy up there, though, that we went down soon after, looked a little through the house, and then took advantage of the distracted crowds to grab a bite to eat and get some ice cream. Soon after the battle ended we walked back to our car and drove home.
As we were driving back through the town of Earleville I happened to look over at their cemetery with their amazingly old tombstones (by American standards anyway!), and remembering that I had relatives buried in Cecil County somewhere. I wondered where they were buried. It was just a passing thought, really. We even passed a deliciously haunted-looking Edwardian house. I wished I had had the presence of mind to stop to take a picture!
Anyway, later at home I looked up where my ancestors were buried - and they were buried in Earleville! The very same town we had been in! I could have kicked myself. We could so have stopped to see their grave! Oh well. At least I know how to get there now. AND I have an excuse to go back to take a picture of that creepy house. Yay!
|The red coats lining up before the battle|
|An amazing view of the battle from the top of the house|
|The Colonists' camp - at least some of it. There were quite a lot of them!|
|Inside the beautiful plantation house.|
Look at that gleaming gold wallpaper!
|My stash from Burnley & Trowbridge!|
The stockings have a false seam in them since stockings back then were flat woven
with a seam in the back. Very cool!