Battle of Germantown reenactment [video]

Cliveden Grounds, NorthWest Philadelphia, PA USA - October 6, 2012; When it came to explaining the importance of events like the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which was held Saturday on the Cliveden Grounds, Jack Asher drew a comparison between the printed word and actually seeing the actions described.

“It is one thing to open a history book and read about it,” said Asher, an event sponsor, “but it is different to see the action. The guns going off. The smoke. The whole nine yards.”

To that end, hundreds of historic reenactors came to the grounds of Cliveden for the annual Battle of Germantown reenactment.

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