Sunday 29 November 2015

The Corps of Light Troops

My reenactment group The Corps of Light Troops is recruiting British light infantry and Rangers. If you have ever been interested in reenacting the French and Indian War check us out.
The Corps of Light Troops reenacts the British Light Infantryman and Colonial Ranger during the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Uprising.   During the French and Indian War the British Army learned that warfare in North America…

Massacre at Fort Rosalie

Saturday 28 November 2015

Penthièvre Regiment

1. Louis-Nicolas Van Blarenberghe (1716-1794)
Henri-Joseph Van Blarenberghe (1750-1826)
A Volunteer Enrolls in the Penthièvre Regiment in the Presence
of the Duke of Penthièvre and Benjamin Franklin,
in front of the Château de Rambouillet

Dallas, Museum of Art
 Nicolas Hoffmann, Régiment d'Infanterie de Penthièvre, au règlement de 1786.

Thursday 26 November 2015

Battle of what?

Can you help a reader with a query? What battle was the damaged type referring to?

Happy Thanksgiving

Image "La bravoure récompensée", épisode de l'attaque du Môle de la Grenade en 1779 : le comte d'Estaing fait officier le grenadier Ouradour du régiment de Rouergue qui venait de sauver la vie du Monsieur de Vence.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Saints & Strangers Trailer

Article here on the First Thanksgiving

New Osprey of interest

Details here

This is the gripping story of the Tippecanoe campaign of 1811: ‘The prophet's battle'. It was a conflict born out of festering tensions inscribed by the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville, which had concluded the Northwestern Indian War and attempted to prevent white settlers' encroaching onto newly defined Indian territories. For 16 years there had been peace, but in 1811 the number of settlers in the Ohio territory had swollen from 3,000 to 250,000. War was again coming to the North West. Within these pages John F. Winkler explores the dramatic build up to the conflict as ‘The Prophet' Tenskatawa and his brother Tecumseh rallied the tribes to drive back the American settlers once and for all. Through superb illustrations and maps, Winkler provides a clear view of the intense fighting that followed at Tippecanoe and the true impact that it would come to have on the War of 1812.

Monday 16 November 2015

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Private, 16th Light Dragoons c.1760 David Morier

A trooper of the Light Dragoons, c.1760

Follower of David Morier
A trooper of the Light Dragoons, c.1760 from here…

Seven years war light dragoon

For some reason on the web this image has become associated erroneously as something to do with Brandywine but it's a much earlier image.

The Discipline of the Light-horse By Robert Hinde

Types de l'armée de Pichegru à Rotterdam en 1794

German engraving of the Battle of Saratoga, 1777.

Credit: Library of Congress

European nations kept close watch on the battles of the American war for independence, for what their outcome might tell them about their own chances of success against the British military. This imaginary scene of the Battle of Saratoga was engraved in Germany.

Thursday 5 November 2015

The Noble Train Begins - Living History Event

Ticonderoga Gun for the Siege of Boston!
Discover the story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 5, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature a lively program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the epic feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston on March 17, 1776.

In this one-day living history event, step 240 years into the past at Fort Ticonderoga, as if it were December 6, 1775. Henry Knox rode into Ticonderoga to dispatch thousands of pounds of artillery to General Washington. Learn how Knox’s wealth of knowledge, coupled with the teamsters and draft animals moved 60 tons of ordnance to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Experience the raw power of oxen and horses as these thousand pound animals pull sleds of cannon tubes. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection. Immerse yourself in the fatiguing struggle endured by these brave souls while being overpowered by the beauty of winter, on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.

Check out the schedule here!

Wednesday 4 November 2015

St. Clair's Defeat

St. Clair's Defeat also known as the Battle of the Wabash, the Battle of Wabash River or the Battle of a Thousand Slain, was fought on November 4, 1791 in the Northwest Territory between the United States and the Western Confederacy of American Indians, as part of the Northwest Indian War. It was one of the worst defeats, in percentage of casualties, suffered by the United States Army. It was also the largest victory ever won by American Indians.[3]
more here

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Captives: Captured People

As white settlers pushed west, resulting wars with Native Americans claimed more victims than the dead. Portraits of captives taken by both sides include: "White Indian" John Tanner who returned to his roots after 30 years of "civilization", and a woman rescued during a forced exchange who escaped to return to her Native-American husband.