Flintlock and tomahawk

American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Writing about things that turn up on my 'interest radar' - history, movies, music

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.

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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). 

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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

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps

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




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Fort Ligonier photo

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

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Bataille de Fleurus 1794


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

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Warbases blockhouse

Reviewed here at the Camlachie Wolfe blog

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Battle of Lundy's Lane 1814

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



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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.

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Unconquered exhibition at Fort Pitt Museum

Read about this summer's feature here

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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. 

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Italy's King's 8th


In action over the weekend - FB page

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Grand Encampment photos

Go here for more

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground

Thanks to Norm for this. Go here

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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.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Some photos from Fort Ti's event this weekend

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Fort Ticonderoga's Defiance & Independence Reenactment


This weekend at Fort Ti

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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

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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.

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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.'

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Monday, 14 July 2014

British Brigade at Wyoming Valley

From their FB page Photo by Kimberly Walters and Lori Bell

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Battle of the Monongahela

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

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Battle of Fort Carillon

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

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Monday, 7 July 2014

French troops at Old Fort Niagara

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Battle of Hubbardton 1777

This battle in Vermont happened today in 1777. Wiki

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Round up of the weekend's 4th of July events

Here's a look at what went on across the UK for Independence day.

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Revwar at the Ulster American Folkpark

Photos from the FB page here

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Revwar redcoats at Bath American Museum

Photo from the FB page of the Association of Crown Forces 1776.

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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.

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Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)

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

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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)

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Wyoming Massacre

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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