Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fort Toulouse F&I reenacting weekend

Image of Compagnie franches from the event in 2005
April 17-18 will see this reconstructed French fort in Alabama holding its annual Seven Years War weekend.
Details of the event here
From the wiki
Fort Toulouse was a stockade built by the French in
1717. It was replaced by a better-built fort of the same name in 1735, a bit further back from river erosion. Fort Toulouse served as a trading post with the Creek Indians until the end of the French & Indian War in 1763. With the French loss of that conflict, the French Garrison spiked their cannons and left for both New Orleans and a return to France. The British victors chose not to occupy the Fort, and it eventually collapsed into decay.

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