Then we headed up to Stony Point Battlefield. It was really an unexpected treat. There are some revolutionary period craftsmen that spend their days up there, and it added some interesting authenticity to the park. The blacksmith was a retired metal working teacher, and now spends his days up there, crafting forged iron parts for the museum. We were also treated to a cannon firing as well. It was loud, but I estimate that it has less than a quarter of the normal charge in the cannon. I can’t imagine what it must have been like during the battle. In this case those, it was a British encampment, and the Americans conducted a unique night raid to take over the camp. They were so concerned about waking up the British, that the Americans used unloaded rifles with bayonets as for the attack.