Why place your bricks at Fort Mifflin?
Because as a veteran of 183 years of service to America there is not a better place in America to honor your beloved veteran than Fort Mifflin.
Beginning in October of 1777 a valiant 5-week battle took place on the hollow ground of Fort Mifflin culminating in the greatest bombardment of the Revolutionary War. The forts young garrison was ordered by General Washington to “hold to the last extremity,” and that they did.
During the last 3 days of the siege the British force of 2,000 soldiers and over 250 warship shot over 10,000 cannonballs at the forts 400 defenders killing or wounding well over 250 of the young American Patriots. The United States Marine Corp magazine Leatherneck concluded that Fort Mifflin had not been defeated “It had simply been obliterated.”
Why Colonial Williamsburg bricks?
Colonial Williamsburg bricks are handmade and wood-fired using the historical techniques researched by the brick-makers in the Historic Trades Program of Colonial Williamsburg.
Our partner HG Matthews is the only company in the industrialized world to have recreated the historic method of wood-firing bricks in the kind of kiln that any Colonial American brick maker would recognize. We then inject HG Matthews’s brickmaking process with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s vast knowledge of Colonial America to create the most authentic Colonial American and Federal Period bricks in the World.
Because Colonial Williamsburg bricks are virtually identical to bricks made during the Colonial and Federal period, and to prevent confusion among historian hundreds of years from now. Colonial Williamsburg ™ Bricks exclusively bear the Hallmark of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a lasting symbol of quality and authenticity.
Who can be honored?
All of those that have served in; America’s Colonial Wars, the American Revolution and the United States Armed Forces.