Mount Vernon video Yorktown

Yorktown: Now or Never

Remember the incredible Battle of the Hook Revolutionary War Reenactment that took place here in October 2013?

Check out this Mount Vernon video series.

Nearly all the battle scenes were shot here at Warner Hall during that event!

ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, where this video’s battle scenes were filmed:

The reenactment, one of the largest recreations of a Revolutionary War battle, brought together more than 1,500 infantry, cavalry, artillery and maritime landing reenactors from across the country at the Inn at Warner Hall, home of President George Washington’s ancestors.

This Revolutionary War reenactment celebrated General Washington’s victory over the British Army. Historic battles were brought to life by living historians. Recreated military units from across the country encamped near the actual battlefields where the American Revolution was won after six long years of fighting.

It was the second Battle of the Hook reenactment. The first took place at Warner Hall in 2008 and it truly brought the property to life in a whole new, yet historic, way.

The events leading up to the Revolutionary War’s Yorktown Campaign and the subsequent victory of the Allies that insured the independence of the United States are well known. Less well known is the Battle of the Hook – the battle that took place across the York River from Yorktown 16 days before the British capitulation. Although rather brief, it included the largest cavalry engagement of the war, with more than 500 horsemen involved.

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