Friday, 19 May 2023

Bushy Run 260th

 Reenactor and sutler registration for our 260th Anniversary Reenactment is officially open! Bushy Run Battlefield is currently looking for reenactors and sutlers for our August 5th and 6th event. In response to feedback, we have streamlined the process for interested individuals and units to join with us. To register and find more information on the reenactment, please visit:

Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns! We're excited to see you all on the Battlefield!

U.K. French Royal-artillerie group in 2007.


Wednesday, 17 May 2023

The United States Army 1783–1811

This is a good book. My son got it for me. 

When the Revolutionary War ended Washington's victorious Continental Army was disbanded. The infant United States had very mixed feelings about standing armies; but years of Indian-fighting on the frontier emphasised the need for a force larger than Josiah Harmar's original 700-man 1st American Regiment. In the event Secretary Hamilton's far-sighted reforms, which produced 'Wayne's Legion' in the early 1790s, were to be short-lived, and it took later threats of international war to stimulate the eventual expansion of the young US Army. James Kochan's meticulously researched study of a dramatic and confused period in American military history - the years of St Clair's disaster, 'Mad Anthony' Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers, and Harrison's at Tippecanoe - is illustrated with many rare and important paintings and drawings. Here

New Osprey of interest

 Details here