Revolutionary War Reenactment: Battle of Germantown 2015

Revolutionary War Reenactment: Battle of Germantown 2015

In late September of 1777, after victorious encounters with American troops at Brandywine and Paoli, British soldiers occupied Philadelphia, then the capital of the Revolutionary government. The occupying army quartered several thousand troops in the nearby village of Germantown, about 6 miles northwest of the city.

In early October, from his headquarters in Skippack (Montgomery County), General George Washington plotted to recapture the capital as quickly as possible. His elaborate battle plan called for an assault on Philadelphia from the northwest, aimed through the heart of Germantown. Overnight and through the early morning hours of October 4, as many as twelve thousand men moved south towards Germantown by several different routes, hoping to catch the British by surprise.Advancing Americans on the Germantown Road encountered a British picket outpost near, what is now, Allens Lane in Mount Airy. The resulting burst of artillery fire from nearby alarm cannons alerted British Colonel Thomas Musgrave’s 40th Regiment, which had camped in the fields around Cliveden. After several hours of intense fighting in and around Cliveden the Americans retreated back into Montgomery County, and eventually to a long winter at Valley Forge. They left behind more than 152 dead soldiers in Germantown, 70 of them on the grounds of Cliveden. British casualties were less severe, but a visitor after the battle described the interior of Cliveden as looking “like a slaughterhouse.”

49 Comments

  1. Robert Durham on September 18, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Maybe soon you can reenact the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. You can film yourself guarding a warehouse for hours or building a school that gets blown up by the end of the reenactment.

  2. Alonsoboo the fighter pilot on September 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Is it just smoke or bbs

  3. natus1 on September 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I love the British muskets

  4. Doc Dildonica on September 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    God Save the Queen

  5. RangeRunner on September 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I be honest this looks 10 times more fun than the most well made airsoft battles.

  6. Lord Testosterone on September 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    man respawn timers during those times must’ve sucked

  7. Greg Allen on September 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    such a shame the british didnt win the war

  8. nabhan terin on September 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Captain: present!
    Captain again: FUCK!

  9. 嘤嘤嘤 嘤嘤嘤 on September 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    带嘤🤣

  10. Goofballhero on September 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    5:30 That part was awesome lol

  11. mark zepp on September 18, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Just a bunch of old men playing army. Anyways how do I sign up

  12. Henry Lister on September 18, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Is that Irish music which is in video because it’s very good and it’s long time

  13. YourRobotM8 on September 18, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    The battle of Germantown

  14. Oscar Martinez on September 18, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    im dumb for saying this but i dont know if it fake or real

  15. Molina Call of Duty on September 18, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    lo que vienen siendo TONTERIAS

  16. Umar Aamir on September 18, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    What type of musket is he useing?

  17. Tabatha Theil on September 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    What were you guys
    Shooting

  18. TosinAsLeader on September 18, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    If you play Holdfast, this is how you do line battles

  19. Space Dogo on September 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    If I had a time machine I’ll go straight to that time and join the war after the war I’ll just go back home

  20. Annie Harlan on September 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I was there!!

  21. SAMTHEKINGYT on September 18, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    welp i think the camera man go back to past and join the british while filming 😆

  22. i11egitimate on September 18, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Lee Harvey Oswald’s great-great-grandfather in the thumbnail.

  23. Derek on September 18, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    This looks fun

  24. Hi Its Matt on September 18, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    okay but like at the start these guys are just standing 50 meters away from each other and firing in line like they’ll sit down with the enemy for tea time later.

    what I mean is, back in the day did they not realize that war is not time to be gentlemen? why not run in with a spear? 95% chance that the other side is still reloading and can’t do anything about it, and a spearman is still going to be out of range of a bayonet. Why care about formation, why care about making sure everyone fires at the same time, if some people can reload and fire faster than the leader calls out the orders, why not let them? At the end of the day, its more lead downrange.

    I enjoyed the video, your reenactment is great; I mean when this stuff was actually happening why did they care so much about being gentlemanly?

  25. Heroic Eagle on September 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Gonna dress as an Assassin to one of these and mess with the redcoats.

  26. Edgy Content on September 18, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Giving the Opps a taste of that 1776

  27. davidh6769 on September 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Hopefully the guns arnt real.

  28. corre bee on September 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    me defending my house in the 1700s

  29. ineedexpbro on September 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    6:13 "nice trickshot"

  30. Gary on September 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I so want to do this.

  31. Believer on September 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Jesus Christ loves you so much that He died for your sins and He wants you to repent and accept His free gift. Believe on the name of Jesus Christ and be saved from hell

  32. Randy Marsh on September 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Can we see a reenactment of the British burning down the White House when we tried to invade Canada.

  33. Brandon on September 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    What actually determines if a person dies or not in the reenactment?

  34. Thoughts Always Win on September 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    how do you know if you’re hit?

  35. K dot on September 18, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    How does one know when to die?

  36. xJHx01 on September 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    This epic. Seeing from the british EMPIRE point of view!!! Haha.

  37. SyborgCat on September 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Next fight is gonna be in Townsville

  38. Krendils Shieldheart on September 18, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    5:42 little to much powder i assume lol

  39. Тимофей Лещенко on September 18, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Рекомендации ютуба – вы сошли с ума?
    ПС: 3:26 – барабанщика жалко((( Он не стрелял, не убивал, а таскался с этим грёбаным барабаном, и вот те нате, завалили, сцуки!!!

  40. Frekans on September 18, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    I’m to young to be part of these but I want to be part of these reenactment when I grow up

  41. Anglo-Saxon Reptiloid 🧠🧠 on September 18, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🇺🇸🇬🇧

  42. Queebles on September 18, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    How does getting shot work in these? Is it like airsoft? Or do they use real pellets?

  43. Green Gang on September 18, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    He probably cheating on me
    Me and the boys:

  44. Andromeda Zone on September 18, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    When your bullet is salt

  45. BLUE MOXIE on September 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Imagine being in the Real Battle, and the first few Guys to die.

  46. MrNonstop214 on September 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    what is "huzza"? the soldiers shout https://youtu.be/ZCuHU6ll-io?t=460

  47. Pablo Roberto on September 18, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Are the guns here real and the people who got shot died?

  48. Dylan Coleman on September 18, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    They weren’t kidding when they said reacting it

  49. The gaming Brick on September 18, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    So do they shoot rubber bullets or?

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