Wednesday 23 September 2015

Event at Fort Loudon

25 September–27 September · Fort Loudon, PA, RIOTERS, REBELS, PACKMEN & HIGHLANDERS!!!
September 25-27, 2015
Journey back to 1765 and learn about a Pennsylvania uprising that marked the first time British citizens took up arms against British troops.
Don't miss out on the 250th event this weekend at Historic Fort Loudoun PA. The programs developed will be interactive and exciting for the entire family.
18th Century Sutlers, Food Vendor on site.
More here

Sunday 20 September 2015

Battle of Paoli

 From the Wiki

A Dreadful scene of havock, depicting the British light infantry and light dragoons attacking the Continental Army encampment at Paoli on 20 September 1777. The picture was painted in London and was commissioned for a British Army officer who had participated in the battle, possibly a Lieutenant Martin Hunter of the 52nd Regiment of Foot, the only British officer wounded in the battle.
  • Left: Horsemen of the 16th Light Dragoons charge Continental infantry, while horsemen of the 1st and 2nd Continental Light Dragoons ride away firing their sidearms.
  • Center foreground: Captain William Wolfe of the 40th Regiment of Foot lies dead, while Lieutenant Hunter bandages his right hand.
  • Center background: Two Continental platoons fire on greenjackets, likely Ferguson's Riflemen. A supply wagon is captured, and a Continental line fires from the woods to cover the main column's retreat.
  • Right: British light infantry bayonet Continental soldiers by their camp huts.

THE ROYAL AMERICAN REGIMENT: An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772

This book was recommended by Mike Redgate on my Seven Years War FB page. There is a review here

Saturday 19 September 2015

Fort Ticonderoga on Instagram

Light Infantry from the old Wolfe's army Osprey

There's something pleasing about the old Wolfe's Army - maybe because it was one of the only books on the subject around at the time it was an oft-consulted tome. Of course research has moved on - one of the reasons for redoing it I think so be careful using these images, nut chances are you know that already.

Monday 14 September 2015

The Battle of Devil's Hole

also known as the Devil's Hole Massacre, was fought near Niagara Gorge in present-day New York state on September 14, 1763, between a detachment of the British 80th Regiment of Light Armed Foot and about 300 Seneca warriors during Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–1766). The Seneca warriors killed 81 British soldiers and wounded 8 before they managed to retreat.More here

Monday 7 September 2015

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1977) - Steve Forrest, Ned Romero, Don Shanks

260th Anniversary, Battle of Lake George.


September 25 – 27
18th century encampment and reenactment marking the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Lake George. French, British, Provincial and Native American reenactors will bring history to life. Military drill, trade demonstrations, skirmishes and 18th century camp life. Camps will be open to the public 9 am – 5 pm Saturday; 9 am – 3 pm Sunday. Battle reenactment 1 pm each day. Free and open to the public. Special admission to the fort: $10 adults/seniors and $5/children. Under 5 and military/veterans are free.

Fort Ti (1953) - George Montgomery (full movie)

Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian war in colonial America, the British soldiers attempt to route the French Army from Fort Ticonderoga.
Was originally in 3D and was shown in 3D on British tv.

Director: William Castle
Writers: Robert E. Kent, Robert E. Kent
Stars: George Montgomery, Joan Vohs, Irving Bacon