Old Fort host artillery and infantry drills

Artillery and infantry drills were conducted at the historic Old Fort on March 28 and 29, 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Members of Seven Years’ War Inc., visited the historic Old Fort over the weekend to train in artillery and infantry drills.

Seven Years’ War Inc. is a living history organization comprised of reenactment groups that portray different military units that were active during the years surrounding the Seven Years’ War, which was from 1756-1763.

The Old Fort was open to the public both days and spectators could watch the organization’s military, educational and training events.

President of the organization, Brian Wilson said, “I [saw] a lot of people listening to the different instructors and people talking [about the Seven Years’ War]. I heard a lot of people say they didn’t realize that or they didn’t know a lot of things.”

Over the weekend, there more than 10 different military regiments represented in the various costumes worn.

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