Wednesday, 28 April 2021

The Battle of Sainte-Foy 1760

 The Battle of Sainte-Foy, sometimes called the Battle of Quebec, was fought on April 28, 1760 near the British-held town of Quebec in the French province of Canada during the Seven Years' War. It was a victory for the French under the Chevalier de LĂ©vis over the British army under General Murray. The battle was notably bloodier than the Battle of the Plains of Abraham of the previous September, with 833 French casualties to 1,124 British casualties.

Monday, 19 April 2021

Recruiting Now!

 Wanted 18 Good Men  

 For Service in Colonel Munro’s 37th Regiment of Foot  

 

Colonel Munro is calling on all good Englishmen to enlist and serve His Majesty King George the II to subdue the rebellious Scots.

The 37th Regiment of the foot is an AUTHENTIC/PROGRESSIVE living history group dedicated to portraying the 37th Regiment of Foot at the time of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.  The 37th Regiment is based in Central Arkansas; however, we are recruiting from Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. We are partners with Maclachans Progressive Jacobite Unit, Ozarks Contingent. For anyone interested in joining, I encourage that you join the group; however, remember this is an authentic unit with high standards for authenticity; that being said,we are here to teach and are open to all who want to join and improve their impression and knowledge on this time era.

P.S. we are looking for anyone who can play a period drum and Fife.


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"April Morning" 1988 Lexington/Concord - American Revolution TV-Movie

 April 19th 1775 - An excellent representation of the events on Lexington Green and the fighting during the retreat from Concord - based on the book “April Morning,” by Howard Fast which was originally published in 1961.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

The British Light Infantry in 1775

 In this video, new and archival reenactment footage is used to demonstrate the development, adoption and use of light infantry companies in the British Army shortly before the start of the American Revolution in 1775.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Old Fort Niagara free lecture

 

Old Fort Niagara hosts a free lecture on Zoom featuring author Mark R. Anderson. 

Anderson’s new book “Down the Warpath to the Cedars” details the May 1776 battle between Continental and Native/British forces east of Montreal. The work focuses on the role of Native Americans on the northern frontier during the American Revolution. The program is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  


Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdOyvrzIqG9ADWf2DPHgM8qDueJOt-l5t 


Purchase the book here: 

https://www.shopoldfortniagara.org/product/down-the-warpath-to-the-cedars/  (sales benefit Old Fort Niagara).


More information is available at the fort’s website https://www.oldfortniagara.org/event/100289/down-the-warpath-to-the-cedars

Ulster American Folkpark

 Ulster American Folkpark. My favourite place in the UK to reenact the revwar. Here is their Pennsylvania farmhouse and outbuildings.