This Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., if you go to the courtyard of Plymouth Church, on Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, you will be transported back to the era of the Civil War, which Plymouth’s fiery abolitionist preacher, Henry Ward Beecher, may have helped to bring about, and where Abraham Lincoln prayed before the speech at Cooper Union in Manhattan that is credited with making him a serious candidate for President. Camped on the lawn (the photo shows the same group there in 2006) will be re-enactors wearing the uniforms of the 14th Regiment of the New York Militia, a unit formed in Brooklyn. Their colorful kit, with red trousers, earned them the nickname “Red-Legged Devils.”
Red-Legged Devils at Plymouth Church Saturday
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