Captain Reuben Dow's Coy, Prescott's Battalion
invites all local re-enactors
to join us at an afternoon drill

Saturday, March 6
Chelmsford Garrison House
1-4 pm

Dress: appropriate for New England in 1775

Snow date: March 13
Call (978) 256-8832

This is an open invitation to all militia, musicians and distaff. You are welcome to drill with us (our drill is Pickering's) or to join with others in your own units to work on your drills for Battle Road. For those not drilling, there is plenty of space for crafts or other projects or you can join us cooking over an open hearth. Garrison House itself is a wonderful place to explore: a museum complex consisting of a 300 year old farm house, a barn, a 200 year old blacksmith shop, and other outbuildings. The house changed little over the years, providing a rare example of where and how people lived centuries ago.

Dow's Coy, Prescott's Battalion is a volunteer group associated with Minuteman National Historic Park with members from many local re-enactment groups. Members of the original company marched to Cambridge as the Hollis, NH Militia Company following the Lexington Alarm where they re-enlisted in a new company under Captain Dow which was incorporated into Prescott's Massachusetts Regiment and served throughout the Siege of Boston.

Jim Hayden, Captain
Steven Taskovics, Lt.
John Newell, Sgt.
Jane Law Baker, Music Master

The Garrison House is located on Garrison Road off Route 110 in Chelmsford (the first road on your right after you cross the Chelmsford/Westford line into Chelmsford). Enter museum grounds through field gate, about 1/4 mile on left. Details available.

For more information contact Nelia Newell (; 781-899-5334)