Battle Site Essex! Come see the events for yourself!! bicentennial_commemoration_of_british_raid_on_essex_2014
Jerry Roberts, a historian with explosive new information about the 1814 British raid on Pettipaug (now Essex) Connecticut, has been working hard with local committees for a string of events along the lower shoreline of the Connecticut River in order to commemorate this 200th anniversary. His book about the event is now available!
Jerry had written a song about the raid, called “the Privateers of Pettipaug” and a video has been made of this along with some friends…
- Cliff Haslam has been THE fixture in Essex since 1972 of sea and pub music, a font of traditional songs from the U.K., and captain of his Jovial Crew at the Griswold Inn every Monday night.
- Rick Spencer, also quite Jovial, and performs some truly remarkable historical music programs… look at his schedule for dates and locations.
- Geoff Kaufman is a long standing and well loved performer in the sea music field and folk music in general, quite often to be seen between Mystic and New London, with a voice of velvet.
- Joseph Morneault, mandoline and various other instruments, research-historian, and musical instrument craftsman.
Come see video of the annual parade in Essex, the only town we’re aware of that celebrates it’s defeat in the hands of the enemy – not quite fair but we locals like to tease.
The video to explain it all!
This is Jerry’s song: Video by Dawn Indermuehle, The Volunteers of Pettipaug.
Jerry singing his song at the Connecticut River Museum, backed up by LongSplice – Rick Spencer and Joseph Morneault.