Gallery: Military Might Was Interestingly Alright at Morgan Log House

The historical landmark in Towamencin Township on Weikel Road showed off exhibits and life from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam

In the Revolutionary War era, the women - and girls - were the tailors, the cleaners, the carriers, the cookers. Sometimes, they didn't have shoes.

If you were a militiaman, you really feared a Redcoat bayonet. Thankfully, von Steuben taught you how (and who) to stab properly in combat.

In the Civil War, the caltrops usually worked on the unfortunate hoof of an enemy's horse. 

In the Second War, sometimes you never got that letter from home, no thanks to the changes in your stationed battleship.

The way of life abroad and at home during the times of war were evident Saturday at Morgan Log House during its

Everything from war bayonets and authentic Civil War drums to complete World War I uniforms and chaplain kits were set out before visitors at the museum, the former home of Daniel Boone's grandfather.

(You may have heard of Daniel Boone - he was a pioneer and frontiersman who settled the area of the U.S. known today as Kentucky. He was also once a Shawnee warrior. To baby boomers, he was "the rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew!").

Down the hill, near the creek of Morgan Log House on Saturday, two women and a young girl named Sophia sewed, cooked and washed clothes Colonial-style. 

Behind the house, Edward "Ned" Hector, a black American Revolution hero and time traveler, taught visitors the history and technique in combat during the war.

Inside the house, volunteers manned rooms with artifacts from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Check out our photos in the gallery from the event - and feel free to add your own!

A lansdale resident May 23, 2012 at 01:31 PM
From the pictures, it looks like this was an awesome! I'm so sorry I missed it.


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