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The Watch City Steampunk Festival will be held May 12th, 2018! See our website at https://www.watchcityfestival.com/ for complete details.

This event is sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership.
Saturday, May 12 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Salem Zouaves: Civil War Musket, Bayonet, and Saber drills

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Salem Zouaves:  Civil War Musket, Bayonet, and Saber drills

In the mid-nineteenth century, a military fashion craze swept Europe
and the United States.  Known as Zouaves, they were originally
French-Algerian light infantry famous for their colorful Turkish
uniforms, athletic precision drill, and ferocity with cold steel in
battle.  The Salem Light Infantry, an elite militia company from
Salem, Massachusetts, went Zouave in April, 1861.  This demonstration
will feature the Salem Zouaves' uniforms and the Civil War-era weapons
drills they practiced.



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The Salem Light Infantry (Salem Zouaves)

The Salem Light Infantry, an elite militia company from Salem, Massachusetts, adopted Zouave dress and drill, following the example of Elmer Ellsworth's U.S. Zouave Cadets, in April, 1861.  Like the original unit, the reconstructed Salem Zouaves specialize in historically accurate... Read More →


Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Waltham Public Library - Front Lawn

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