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, 30 March 2017

Attack on Fort William Henry event at Fort Ticonderoga

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Bushy Run Battlefield t-shirt

This looks a cool item which comes in a variety of sizes and colours. Show your support. Bushy Run Facebook page

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Redcoats Cuba 1762

Detail from this painting

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Ralph Mitchard in the Irish news

From about 2000

Friday, 24 March 2017

British Redcoats American Revolution

Pierre Turner


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Grenadier 64th Foot

“The Grenadier Book of 1768”, The Prince Consort's Library, London

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

British Infantry Uniforms since 1660 Barthorp/Turner

This is a pretty good old book - 1982. Covers a lot of ground but it's pretty accurate. Here's the SYW images

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Habit et veste d'officier d'infanterie, France, vers 1740

It's possibly this...
From here

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Event at Ticonderoga

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event Saturday, March 25th to witness how French soldiers, Canadians, and Native warriors prepare for an attack on Fort William Henry on March 16, 1757. Visitor's Schedule: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/blog/witness-french-military-campaign-capture-lake-george-260th-anniversary/

Serious snow at Old Fort Niagara

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47th Foot in the UK

Experimented in the 90s with the Saratoga uniform. Facebook page for the group now.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

The Battle of St. Louis, the Attack on Cahokia and the American Revolution in the West

This is a new book project from Steve Kling due in May. There is a Facebook page for the project
This event is celebrated every year so if you're local that's another reason to be interested. Steve had an ancestor in the Militia at the battle.


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

60th in the UK


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British reinforcements arrive at Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania, 1754

Clip from the 1984 US TV miniseries "George Washington" (480 min; 3 parts). Based on the biographical book by James Thomas Flexner.


The British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, 1781

Clip from the 1984 US TV miniseries "George Washington" (480 min; 3 parts). Based on the biographical book by James Thomas Flexner.


Sunday, 5 March 2017


Thanks to Chris Cook for this


Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Burning of the Valleys Gavin Watt

This is one of my favourite books on the American Revolution. Its available to buy as an eBook. If you like reading about raiding in the era. We used this as historical reference for an event at the Ulster American Folkpark in 1999.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Ron Embleton Monongahela