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.
Raid on William and Mary
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