General Daniel Morgan



Portraying History as Morgan's Rifles






Morgan's Rifles

"Fought Everywhere, Was Beaten Nowhere."




Morgan Statue Winchester, Virginia






In the Spring of 1775 a company of 96 volunteer riflemen were raised in and about Winchester, Virginia and quickly marched over 600 miles to join George Washington who was then besieging the British army in Boston, Massachusetts. The frontier riflemen in linen hunting frocks must have made quite an impression on the highly settled and civilized area around Boston. They would soon make an impression on the British as well who came to fear their soon to be legendary marksmanship. Their commander? Daniel Morgan, a fearless man and natural leader whose innate military skills were to be tuned and improved upon on many a battlefield.

"Morgan's Rifles" would grow in both numbers and skill through the course of the American Revolution, fighting as far north as Canada and as far south as South Carolina. Their role in the momentous battle of Saratoga in 1777 would be pivotal and Morgan himself would command American forces in the victory at Cowpens in 1781 which would be the turning point of the war in the South and one of the turning points of the war as a whole.

Out of respect for the accomplishments and heritage of this justly famed formation, several gentlemen here in Arizona have undertaken to form a group to represent Morgan's Rfiles for purposes of education and historical reenacting.

Taking part in the American Heritage Festival each year "Morgan's Rifles" joins with both the regulars and militia of General Washington's Army as well as other 18th century living history groups as we team together to educate, to inspire and to honour those who have gone before us.

If these goals sound appealing and you are interested in recreating history with Morgan's Rifles please email us here for further information.










"Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns."
                                  Daniel Morgan


















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