Battle Road 2000 - The 225th

April 14 - 17, 2000

Our Heritage Through Living History

Battle Road

Lexington Minute Men

2nd Massachusetts Regiment

4th Middlesex Regiment/85ème Régiment de Saintonge

1st Foot Guards

5th Regiment of Foot

10th Regiment of Foot


Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. -Captain Parker

Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken, they have men amongst them who know very well what they are about. -Lord Percy


Xxx Xxxxx, Chairman
xx Xxxx Xx
Xxxx, XX xxxxx
(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Volunteers Needed

Thursday and Friday — April 13 & 14

First, a thank you to the many people who have contributed to organizing Battle Road 2000 -- not only to those whose names show up on flyers and emails, but to everyone of you who asks 'what can I do to help?', who has helped friends and recruits sew or find clothes, who has responded to the call for interpreters and other assistance. This is an event which has drawn from an increasingly wide base of volunteers across just about every local participating unit. Thank you. Huzzah!

Now we are looking for as many people as possible to volunteer for a few hours or more on the Thursday and Friday preceding the event to help with setting up camp, roping off spectator areas, registration and parking. And on Tuesday after the event to help clean up. All the things which will make this a good experience for our guests from other units throughout the country -- let's show everyone what New England hospitality looks like! You can either sign up for specific jobs or tell us when you're available and we'll tell you where we need you. Please sign up by giving the bottom section of this flyer to Xxx Xxxxx at Buckman Tavern on Muster Day or contact her at or xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Volunteers are primarily needed on Thursday and Friday, but we also need a few people to help with camp layout Wednesday evening (5 PM) and to help with clean up on Tuesday April 18. Trucks are needed both days to transport stakes, ropes, signage and water. We would like as many people as possible to wear 18th century dress in order to begin to get the town into the spirit of the event, but it is not required. There will be pizza and drinks for lunch both days.


  • Work Crews: meet at 9 AM at Lincoln Field. Bring gloves and mallets. Trucks are also needed. Tasks: finish laying out camp; assist QM staff in whatever jobs they need done; get the metal plates for cook fires; stake out spectator areas at Merriam's Corner; put out signs at Hartwell Ave and bus stops.
  • Registration: noon — 11:30 PM.


  • Work Crews: meet at 9 AM at Lincoln Field. Bring gloves and mallets. Trucks are also needed. Tasks: assist QM in whatever jobs they need done; stake out Tower & Hastings, put up spectator signage; cache water for participants on Saturday; stake out Lexington Green for the tattoo
  • Registration: 8 AM — 11:30 PM
  • Parking: help direct participants to off-site parking in the afternoon
  • Late evening (after the tattoo): sweep and police Green to have it ready for Saturday morning


Thank you for your help. Please show up no matter what the weather -- we're counting on you!

Email or call Xxx Xxxxx with the following information at or xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Name:  ___________________________________________________________________________

Phone:  ____________________  e-mail:  _______________________________________________

I will volunteer on Thursday:  _____  Friday:  _____  Hours available:  _________________________

Preferred activity (if any):  ____________________________________________________________

Vehicle if you can transport people or gear (trucks needed):  __________________________________

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