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    Kevin J Crowley said:
    April 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    How many Redcoats were actually stationed in Setauket in 1776 or even 1778? I got the impression from my reading that Huntington Village, Lloyd’s Neck and Oyster Bay were British and Tory bases during this period but rural villages like Setauket were more subject to occasional visits by small detached units. How much of this daily tension between the local people and the occupying army is dramatic license and would be more typical in reality of central New Jersey?

      spycurious responded:
      April 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Excellent question, Kevin — the “real” British occupation of Setauket is definitely a subject that’s on the short list for an upcoming blog post! So far, the “heavy” occupation of the town that has been depicted in the first three episodes of TURN is more appropriate for a later time period than 1776. (It’s hard to say for sure, since the exact timeline of the show is pretty vague.)

      The season finale of TURN, which is schedule to air on June 8th, is titled “The Battle of Setauket” — which is the name of an actual armed conflict that took place in August 1777. (The gutting of the Setauket church by loyalist forces, as depicted in TURN, really DID happen, but not until this event. TURN shows the deed already done by late 1776.) I’m guessing the show will “explain” and clarify the British occupation of Setauket in much more detail by the time that episode rolls around — so I plan to wait until that episode airs before covering the subject in a full blog post. Many of the annoyances (and atrocities) depicted in the show are echoes of real grievances the American colonists had with occupation (even if TURN’s clock is running a little too fast) — and that’s definitely something worth talking about!

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    John Matthes said:
    July 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Just wanted to ask has anyone else noticed what must be evidence of UFOs in 1777. In the first shot after the theme song in season 1 episode 7, there are clouds in the sky which look very much like the contrails of jet planes. Perhaps they are further evidence of a Sackett’s Anachronistic Technologies.

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