Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Meeting Notes: March 21, 2007

"The American Rifleman," Michael Cecere

The March 21, 2007 meeting of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond, Virginia was held at 6:45 p.m. in the Westhampton Room at the University of Richmond. The speaker was Michael Cecere who was introduced to the gathering by Lynn Sims, the first Vice President for Programs.

Mr. Cecere teaches high school at the Robert E. Lee High School in northern Virginia, has written a number of books, has been a reenactor for approximately eight years, has a Masters from the University of Akron, is from Maine and is a “Coast Guard Brat”.

Mr. Cecere came dressed as an American Rifleman, gave a very informative program about the long rifle and compared and contrasted it with a smooth bore musket which was, of course, not as accurate but which could be loaded much quicker.

He indicated that there weren’t many long rifles north of Pennsylvania and frankly the Virginia riflemen were quite popular and some think they just got spoiled when they went up to help out in Boston.

The presentation was very well received and the speaker was especially animated during the question and answer session.