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Welcome to my website! For years I’ve been trying to combine 2 of my interests-photography and studying the American Revolution. By photographing American Revolution reenactments I now can combine both interests.

Since I now live in the Philadelphia area I’m centrally located to photograph many of the reenactments in the Delaware Valley region. My future goal is to photograph every major American Revolution reenactment.

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My Review-

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn-by Dr. Robert P. Watson

War is horrific. For prisoners in wars, it’s even worse; they endure hell. I knew that reading this book would be a haunting & disturbing experience. No different than when you first learned about the Andersonville prison or Bataan Death March. You never forget it. But, this subject isn’t mentioned often in books or exhibited in museums. Did you know that twice the number of Americans lost their lives on the prison ships than died in combat!

I grew up on Long Island and only vaguely knew about these vessels of death. Dr. Watson describes in detail the horrors that these men suffered. On some accounts over 11,000, or at its peak 12 men perished per day on the Jersey, the worst of the prison ships. The British goal was to instill fear into the rebels with the hopes they would eventually concede. It actually had the opposite effect.

What surprised me, besides learning about some successful escapes, was that the prisoners had the option to acquiesce just by agreeing to fight for the British. Few did! Most were loyal to the cause. Makes you proud of their fortitude and courage. Read the book!!
 

Check out [re]enact magazine-The Top 5 Fall Re-enactments of 2017 article-3 of my photos are featured-great site! http://www.reenactmag.com/top-5-fall-re-enactments-2017/

 

Ken Bohrer

"Happened upon this site while looking up Oriskany battle. This is truly impressive work! I have been a newspaper photographer in Florida for 32 years. In my travels I have shot many Civil War, Seminole War, and Revolutionary era events, (most all are pre-digital age) and your stuff makes me want to toss out my old slide pages and start all over. Great detail shots,timing, and more. P.S. A few months back I read that Ben Affleck MAY direct a movie about Bunker Hill. If so, you should apply for the publicity stills job! Who would have a better portfolio than this?"

Tim Shortt

"Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company."
 

George Washington

 

Photo of me in action below by Al Pochek!

 


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COMING SOON: Battle of Brandywine 2017

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COMING SOON: Battle of Brandywine 2017

LATEST: Battle of Short Hills 2017

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LATEST: Battle of Short Hills 2017

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution-Robert Watson

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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution-Robert Watson

Battle of Monmouth 2017

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Battle of Monmouth 2017

Revolutionary War Weekend-Mt Vernon 2017

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Revolutionary War Weekend-Mt Vernon 2017

Jockey Hollow Encampment 2017

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Jockey Hollow Encampment 2017

Battle of Trenton 2016

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Battle of Trenton 2016

Washington's Crossing 2016

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Washington's Crossing 2016

Cliveden Battle Photo Essay 2016

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Cliveden Battle Photo Essay 2016

Ft Mifflin 2016

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Ft Mifflin 2016

Mt Harmon 2016

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Mt Harmon 2016

Assault on Ft Mercer 2016

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2016

Battle of Germantown 2016

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Battle of Germantown 2016

Battle of Long Island 2016

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Battle of Long Island 2016

MASSACHUSETTS The Bay State by John Hamilton

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MASSACHUSETTS The Bay State by John Hamilton

Assault on Ft Mercer 2015

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2015

Jockey Hollow-Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America's Freedom by Rosalie Lauerman

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Jockey Hollow-Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America's Freedom by Rosalie Lauerman

Battle at Boone 2015

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Battle at Boone 2015

Battle of Monmouth 2015

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Battle of Monmouth 2015

The Brigade Courier Newsletter-April & May 2015

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The Brigade Courier Newsletter-April & May 2015

Warriors-The GREATEST Fighters in History Book

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Warriors-The GREATEST Fighters in History Book

February 2015 Early American Life Magazine

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February 2015 Early American Life Magazine

July 2014 Popular Photography Magazine Cover

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July 2014 Popular Photography Magazine Cover

Battles of Lexington and Concord by John Hamilton

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Battles of Lexington and Concord by John Hamilton

PORTFOLIO

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PORTFOLIO

Battle of Trenton 2014

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Battle of Trenton 2014

Washington's Crossing 2014

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Washington's Crossing 2014

Ft Mifflin 2014

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Ft Mifflin 2014

Mt Harmon 2014

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Mt Harmon 2014

Invasion of Elizabethtown 2014

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Invasion of Elizabethtown 2014

Battle of Germantown 2014

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Battle of Germantown 2014

Williamsburg 2014

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Williamsburg 2014

Battle of Wyoming 2014

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Battle of Wyoming 2014

Battle of Monmouth 2014

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Battle of Monmouth 2014

Battle of Brandywine 2014

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Battle of Brandywine 2014

Jockey Hollow Encampment 2014

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Jockey Hollow Encampment 2014

Battle of Trenton 2013

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Battle of Trenton 2013

Washington's Crossing 2013

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Washington's Crossing 2013

Ft Mifflin 2013

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Ft Mifflin 2013

Return to the Hook 2013

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Return to the Hook 2013

Battle of Germantown 2013

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Battle of Germantown 2013

Revolutionary War Encampment 2013

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Revolutionary War Encampment 2013

Williamsburg 2013

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Williamsburg 2013

Battle of Bushy Run 2013

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Battle of Bushy Run 2013

Battle of Monmouth 2013

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Battle of Monmouth 2013

Jockey Hollow Encampment 2013

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Jockey Hollow Encampment 2013

Battle of Trenton 2012

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Battle of Trenton 2012

Ft Mifflin 2012

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Ft Mifflin 2012

Raid on the Chesapeake 2012

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Raid on the Chesapeake 2012

Battle of Germantown 2012

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Battle of Germantown 2012

Philadelphia Campaign 1777 2012

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Philadelphia Campaign 1777 2012

The Battle of Oriskany 2012

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The Battle of Oriskany 2012

Revolutionary Rock Ford 2012

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Revolutionary Rock Ford 2012

Jockey Hollow Encampment 2012

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Jockey Hollow Encampment 2012

Battle of Trenton 2011

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Battle of Trenton 2011

Washington's Crossing 2011

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Washington's Crossing 2011

Battle of Iron Works Hill 2011

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Battle of Iron Works Hill 2011

Ft Mifflin 2011

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Ft Mifflin 2011

Assault on Ft Mercer 2011

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2011

Burning of Kingston 2011

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Burning of Kingston 2011

Battle of Germantown 2011

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Battle of Germantown 2011

Mt Harmon 2011

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Mt Harmon 2011

Battle of Wyoming 2011

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Battle of Wyoming 2011

Under the Redcoat Williamsburg 2011

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Under the Redcoat Williamsburg 2011

Battle of Monmouth 2011

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Battle of Monmouth 2011

Lexington & Concord 2011

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Lexington & Concord 2011

Battle of Guilford Courthouse 2011

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Battle of Guilford Courthouse 2011

Washington's Crossing 2010

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Washington's Crossing 2010

Battle of Iron Works Hill 2010

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Battle of Iron Works Hill 2010

Ft Mifflin 2010

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Ft Mifflin 2010

Assault on Ft Mercer 2010

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2010

Prelude to Victory in Williamsburg 2010

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Prelude to Victory in Williamsburg 2010

Battle of Germantown 2010

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Battle of Germantown 2010

Philadelphia Campaign 1777 2010

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Philadelphia Campaign 1777 2010

Fort Ticonderoga Encampment 2010

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Fort Ticonderoga Encampment 2010

Battle of Newtown 2010

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Battle of Newtown 2010

Escape From Wyoming 2010

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Escape From Wyoming 2010

Under the Redcoat Williamsburg 2010

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Under the Redcoat Williamsburg 2010

Battle of Monmouth 2010

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Battle of Monmouth 2010

Lexington and Concord 2010

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Lexington and Concord 2010

Battle of Guilford Courthouse 2010

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Battle of Guilford Courthouse 2010

Valley Forge Historical Park

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Valley Forge Historical Park

Colonial Williamsburg-2010

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Colonial Williamsburg-2010

Washington's Crossing 2009

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Washington's Crossing 2009

Battle of Trenton 2009

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Battle of Trenton 2009

Assault on Ft Mercer 2009

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2009

Battle of Germantown 2009

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Battle of Germantown 2009

Battle of Iron Works Hill 2009

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Battle of Iron Works Hill 2009

Battle of Monmouth 2009

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Battle of Monmouth 2009

Battle of Newtown 2009

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Battle of Newtown 2009

Burning of Kingston 2009

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Burning of Kingston 2009

Ft Mifflin 2009

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Ft Mifflin 2009

Jerusalem Mills 2009

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Jerusalem Mills 2009

Raid on Wyoming 2009

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Raid on Wyoming 2009

Rock Ford Encampment 2009

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Rock Ford Encampment 2009

Valley Forge National Historical Park 2009

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Valley Forge National Historical Park 2009

Whitemarsh Encampment 2009

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Whitemarsh Encampment 2009

Assault on Ft Mercer 2008

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Assault on Ft Mercer 2008

Battle of Brandywine 2008

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Battle of Brandywine 2008

Battle of Germantown 2008

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Battle of Germantown 2008

Battle of Iron Works Hill 2008

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Battle of Iron Works Hill 2008

Battle of Monmouth 2008

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Battle of Monmouth 2008

Battle of Trenton 2008

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Battle of Trenton 2008

Ft Mifflin 2008

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Ft Mifflin 2008

Battle of Brandywine 2007

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Battle of Brandywine 2007

Battle of Trenton 2007

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Battle of Trenton 2007

Ft Mifflin 2007

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Ft Mifflin 2007

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Guestbook for American Revolution Photos
Vicki Holmes(non-registered)
Thank you for these beautiful photos. I am researching my Loyalist family history, and these photos make the story of the revolution and all of the soldiers and natives experiences come to life.
Linn Trimbell(non-registered)
I truly enjoyed your photos. Brandywine Battlefield State Park, Chadds Ford, PA is a central repository for the historic and significant event of the Revolutionary War on September 11, 1777. I enjoy history and as I am now retired, I volunteer at the park. I constantly learn new information and meet people for various parts of the U.S. I previously lived in the Boston, MA area for nearly 30 years (Chadds Ford PA area we were please to find the historic connection. Please visit the Brandywine Battlefield Park web site and attend event there.
Chris de France, PLS.
Ken Bohrer -

I want to thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs with the American Revolutionary War community. These are exceptional pieces. Great to see the reenactments and specifically the period of the Revolution. I am a retired Land Surveyor in South Arkansas on the Ouachita River.

I have family that lived and fought in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John Henry DeFrance enlisted December 7, 1789, in Captain Nicholas Van Ransselaer's Company, First Battalion New York Forces, commanded by Colonel Goose Van Schaick. This company was also designated at various times as Captain Robert McKeens' and as Company Number 7. He was stationed at Fort Schuyler until some time in the later part of 1780, when he was transferred to Captain Benjamin Hicks' Company. This company was also designated as Third Company.

John Henry DeFrance’s two oldest sons both fought in the Revolution. John and James DeFrance were in the 6th Pennsylvania Militia Regiment. John was 15 years old when ha crossed the Delaware River with General Washington to take the Hessians at Trenton. He was at Princeton just days later and they both were committed until the end of the war.

The State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania
Military History of Hawkins Boone  (n.d. - 7/29/1779) An Original Member
http://pasocietyofthecincinnati.org/Names/HawkinsBoone.html

My gggggrandmother, Elizabeth Boone DeFrance was Jonh Henry Defrance wife. Elizabeth's brother was Captain Hawkins Boone (12th PA Regiment of the Continental Army) who was killed at the Battle of Fort Freeland (near present day Milton/Turbotville, PA) on 7/28/1779.
Captain Hawkins Boone was the first of four land surveyor in my family line.

Captain Hawkins Boone was killed and scalped by the British and the six nations.
Tim Shortt(non-registered)
Happened upon this site while looking up Oriskany battle. This is truly impressive work! I have been a newspaper photographer in Florida for 32 years. In my travels I have shot many Civil War, Seminole War, and Revolutionary era events, (most all are pre-digital age) and your stuff makes me want to toss out my old slide pages and start all over. Great detail shots,timing, and more. P.S. A few months back I read that Ben Affleck MAY direct a movie about Bunker Hill. If so, you should apply for the publicity stills job! Who would have a better portfolio than this?
Jermeis(non-registered)
Ken I really enjoyed your photos! Good luck with your passion and continue to produce great images!
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