NYC marks forgotten holiday from Revolutionary War





People in 18th century dress greeted visitors Tuesday at Federal Hall, commemorating the end of the Revolutionary War.

The costumed reenactors were busy answering questions about the 225th anniversary of Evacuation Day, the day in 1783 when the last British redcoats boarded ships in New York Harbor and sailed away, and Gen. George Washington and his victorious troops marched down Broadway.

At the Wall Street building, where a statue of Washington marks the site of his 1789 inauguration as president, the National Park Service displayed documents and historic artifacts from the period.

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