Monday, 14 April 2014

Yamasee War 1715-1717

This war started today in 1715. This means next year will be the tercentennial - anyone have any plans to reenact it? From the wiki:
  About 7% of South Carolina's white citizenry was killed, making the war bloodier than King Philip's War, which is often cited as North America's bloodiest war involving Native Americans.[1]
     The Yamasee War (also spelled Yemassee War) (1715–1717) was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others. Some of the Native American Indian groups played a minor role while others launched attacks throughout South Carolina in an attempt to destroy the colony.
 A Dutch view of the Yamasee War. The full title, translated from the Dutch, reads "The gruesome attack of the Indians on the English, in Carolina, West Indies, on 19 April 1715

French soldiers c1709

Jean-Antoine Watteau. Thanks to Thomas Payton. Interesting view of the havresac full up.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A perspective view of Coxheath Camp representing a Grand Review of the Army

Fielding & Walker, 1778. From Anne S K Brown

Cornet Edward Walpole

Interesting article by Lace Wars' member Lucy Bamford, Derby Museums’ Keeper of Art.

Fort Mims' (Alabama) photo

This war of 1812 era Fort posted this on their FB page. Excellent. I suppose the next big bicentennial to think about is New Orleans. Anyone going?

French for the French and Indian war in 1/72

Over on the History in 1/72 site they have been posting some of Thomsomfeld's excellent conversions and wondering whether they ought to produce them for sale. So go over and have a look

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Revwar photo

Saw this on the 40th Foot FB page
A view from the rebel side - in the ranks of the 5th New York Regt. (Credit - John Cronin)
— at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.