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

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Celebrating history: Battle of Lake George marks 260 years

News article with photos of the recent reenactment.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

The History of the Stamp Act Shows How Indians Led to the American Revolution

Norm recommended this article - looks good. Thanks Norman.


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Thomas Davies

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

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Queen's American Rangers book review

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Russia and the American war of independence


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.

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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

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Fort Ticonderoga on Instagram

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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.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Short History of Five Paintings: The Forbes Expedition by Nat Youngblood

Here for the background to 5 paintings.

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Brown's Raid Battle Reenactment 2015

Fort Ticonderoga held Brown's Raid Battle Reenactmen September 12 -13. Photo credit to Drifting Focus Photography for capturing amazing images for this incredible event!

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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


Sunday, 13 September 2015

13th September - Death of Wolfe

The Death of General Wolfe
  • Date painted: 1763

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Friday, 11 September 2015

Soldiers of the War of 1812

Osprey have done a good page on this subject with some excellent artwork as we would expect.


Thursday, 10 September 2015

At Fort Ticonderoga this weekend

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Battle of Lake George 1755

Happened today in 1755.Read about it here


Monday, 7 September 2015

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

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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.

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"THE IROQUOIS TRAIL" George Montgomery. 6-16-1950.

 "THE IROQUOIS TRAIL" Storyline - Although set during the French and Indian War, this suspenceful, fast and violent film is fuelled by strick Film Noir. An Innocent man falls deeper into a web of deceit and danger trying to prove his Innocence. Hawkeye, an American scout, helps the British side In the French and Indian War, aided by his Indian blood brother Sagamore.Colorful performances all around particularily from film heavy Sheldon Leonard as a rather sinister Native American Indian, and both George Montgonery, and Brenda Marshall play their roles well in this western rare classic.

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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

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Card parade of Hessen-Darmstadt

Friday, 4 September 2015

The German recruiting serjeant 1775


Four men of the Hessen-Darmstadt Leib-Grenadier-Garde, ca. 1780. By Johann Michael Petzinger

From here


Hessen-Darmstadt Bild von Johann Michael Petzinger

from here 

Hessen-Darmstadt grenadiers c1786


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Brown's Raid - Re-enactment

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