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

Friday, 25 July 2014

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. 

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.'

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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

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.

Ulster American Folkpark

 Ulster American Folkpark. My favourite place in the UK to reenact the revwar. Here is their Pennsylvania farmhouse and outbuildings.