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Please read "One More Shot at William & Mary"
See Morang pictures of Bunker Hill Battle

removing powder On a windy day in December 1999, the Newmarket Militia re-enacted the historic Raid on Fort William & Mary from 1774. The colonial attack on a British Fort followed a warning by Paul Revere who had arrived in Portsmouth, NH the day before. The gunpowder stolen during the raid was reportedly used at the famous Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts, nearby. Among the leaders of the raid were John Langdon and John Sullivan, both of whom became early governors of New Hampshire. Soon after the raid, the last British governor, John Wentworth was driven out of New Hampshire to Nova Scotia.

SeacoastNH.com asked top Seacoast photographer Ralph Morang to capture the Newmarket Militia re-enactment. Ralph's third Photo Gallery depicts the frigid day with gale force winds that made the action all the more believable. Civilians were herded inside the protection of the fort walls during the mock attack, striking of the flag and capture of the gunpowder. We are proud to add this gallery to our permanent collection of Seacoast images. For more of Ralph's photography, see the links below.

Outside Links:
Newmarket Militia Web Site
Fosters Coverage of the 12/11/99 Story
UNH Online Exhibit on the Fort Raid
Peter Payette Seacoast Forts

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Raid on William and Mary

Photo Gallery is a regular feature of SeacoastNH.com. Remember, all images belong to the photographers and may be used or copied only with their permission. All Gallery artists are professionals and may be contacted by sending an e-mail to this web site.

Click on thumbnails to see expanded version of each image. You may view the entire Gallery by using the slide show function at the bottom of each page.

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To meet other photographers, see the Gallery Archives.

All photographs:courtesy Ralph Morang. All rights reserved.

Our other seacoast photographers:

  • Ralph Morang - Seacoast, New Hampshire
  • Dan Gair - South Coast, Maine
  • Peter Randall - The Isles of Shoals
  • Frank Clarkson - Women of the Seacoast
  • Marianne Pernold-Young - Seacoast Fall & Winter
  • Robert Dennis - Kennebunkport, Maine
  • David Petty - Architecture Black & White
  • Ralph Morang - NH Beaches
  • Steve Salniker - Pinhole Photography
  • Richard Haynes - Strawbery Banke
  • Ralph Morang - Raid at New Castle
  • Various Artists - Coastal NH
  • Various Artists - Kittery to the Kennebunks
  • Various Artists - Newburyport & Plum Island
  • Ralph Morang  - Battle of Bunker Hill in NH

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