Thursday, 31 July 2014

Battle of Bloody Run

Today is the anniversary of this battle from Pontiac's Rebellion. Wiki here. See a miniatures recreation from Historicon on this blog.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

American Revolution in Germany

Of course somewhere that Revwar is very popular is Germany - the annual event at Fulda is American Revolution with a particular emphasis on the Hessian involvement which is only natural but there is also some Patriot groups out there and one of my favourites is this one
(Facebook page). 

Bushy Run 1763

This weekend is the 251st Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Bushy Run this Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.BUSHY RUN FB page

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps

Go to the Fort Ti Facebook page and hear what they sound like




Fort Ligonier photo

From here. 
Stanley Kubrick used a similar effect in Barry Lyndon (below)

Bataille de Fleurus 1794


This is a well made film showing the recent reenactment of the French Revolutionary war battle.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Warbases blockhouse

Reviewed here at the Camlachie Wolfe blog

Friday, 25 July 2014

Battle of Lundy's Lane 1814

Wiki here. 200th anniversary today. See Knuckleduster 40mm's recreations here



Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fleurus 1794

This reenactment held recently had a hot air balloon - yes indeed Fleurus was the first battle in which aviation played a part. Photos from here  Deutschmeister Infanterie o. s.

Unconquered exhibition at Fort Pitt Museum

Read about this summer's feature here

The road to Lundy's Lane

July 24, 1814 War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Kelmarsh War of 1812 skirmish


The big multi period event at Kelmarsh in the UK revisited its 'Attack on the Fort' scenario as a War of 1812 era battle. Looks like it was good. Revwar reenactors are drafted in as 1812 US Militia. These photos are from the History Live FB page.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

F & I GRAND ENCAMPMENT JULY 17-20 2014: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

This weekend sees approximately 350 reenactors coming to western Pennsylvania to recreate the battle of Great Meadows. Website here - news article here

Louis Fregier,

Yesterday we lost the great French military artist Louis Fregier, after a long illness. He was a much loved and respected man whose talent wasn't dimmed by his illness. Rest in Peace

French infantry, LA REINE regiment, New France, Canada, 1755-1760, by Master Louis Fregier, official painter to the french army.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Siege of Louisbourg 1745 & 1758 - Living History Reenactment

'An old tape of the 1995 Siege of Louisbourg 1745 & 1758 Living History reenactment . F&I French and Indian Wars, featuring Roger's Rangers.'

Monday, 14 July 2014

British Brigade at Wyoming Valley

From their FB page Photo by Kimberly Walters and Lori Bell

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Battle of the Monongahela

This disasterous defeat for the British occurred today in 1755, Wiki.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Battle of Fort Carillon

Today is the anniversary of this British defeat in the F and I War. wiki

Sunday, 6 July 2014

French and Indian war at Sulgrave Manor by Katy Turle-Smith

Great set of photos of New France Old England at Sulgrave Manor -the ancestral home of George Washington.

Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)

The 1777 Siege of Fort Ticonderoga occurred between 2 and 6 July 1777. Wiki

Friday, 4 July 2014

Happy 4th of July


 Washington Reviewing the Western Army, at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, after 1795
Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer (German, ca. 1755–1821)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Wyoming Massacre

This event occurred today in 1778. Over 300 Patriots were killed in the battle.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Bloggers for Charity - Charity Auction

Go here to read about this F&I project with its Woodland Indian painting going up for auction among other things. Read about it here.

UK Independence Day (4th July) celebrations

A run down of the various events across the UK and Northern Ireland. A busy weekend for 18thc reeenactors. Which one is closest to you?

American Museum Bath event

War of Independence Camp and Drill Displays

July 5, 2014 12:00 pm-July 6, 2014 5:00 pm

His Majesty’s Crown Forces are back with their special blend of military prowess, scruffy recruits, good humour, and one incredibly loud cannon. This year the kids can join a drill and see if they have what it takes to join the regiment!
 Drill Displays: 2pm & 3.45pm
Kids’ Drill: 2.45pm

Ulster American Folk Park event

American Independence Celebrations

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Friday 4 July 2014 - Sunday 6 July 2014
A festival for all the family with this year’s highlight being American War of Independence re-enactments on the outdoor museum site.

Sulgrave Manor French and Indian war event

Saturday 5 July 2014

Independence Day Celebrations

11.00am - last entrance at 4pm
Photo: New France Old English Re-enactors Photo In our centenary year we're going to make our Independence Day celebrations bigger than ever so save the date now! The battle re-enactment group are already booked and preparations are under way for our annual Anglo-American day of fun. All American Barbecue, Harley Davidsons, Cheer Leaders, Live Music, Childrens' Activities, Exhibition of Native American Artifacts, New George Washington Exhibition, The Battle with live Musket Fire and as much Mississippi Mud Pie as you can eat. Some activities carry an additional charge but you can still come along and have a lovely day without the need to spend any more than your entrance - £3.50 adults, £1.50 children, £10 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Contact Us: E-mail: enquiries@sulgravemanor.org.uk Tel: 01295 760 205