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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Location: Midsomer Norton Radstock near Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Writing about things that turn up on my 'interest radar' - history, movies, music

Saturday, 30 October 2021

New Queen Anne's War book

 Details here Says out in 2022 but there are copies on ebay. Haven't read it but Fort Ti are organising an event with the author Michael Laramie. 


Death of Walter Butler (Loyalist)

 Today 240 years ago the famous Walter Butler lost his life. He had an interesting career.

Appointment of Walter Butler as captain in the Rangers

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Battle of White Plains 1776


Today's anniversary. Wiki


Monday, 25 October 2021

Battle of Johnstown 1781

 240 years ago today. One of the last battles of the Revolution. Read about it here


Sunday, 24 October 2021

With Zeal and with Bayonets only


This book is another recommended by the readership of my Late 18thc facebook group. 


Friday, 22 October 2021

A Hessian Diary

 This is recommended. 


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Surrender at Yorktown 1781


The 240th anniversary of this event.


Saturday, 16 October 2021

Royalton raid in 1780

 Today's anniversary is this raid by mainly Mohawks. Read about it here


Sunday, 10 October 2021

First Bath 1996

thinking about this event. Was very memorable. Most that took part only knew their immediate group to start with but by the end of the weekend has made many friends.
Marcus, Allan, Carl and Stewart

Press with J. H. Northrop from Indiana

Me and Susan



Thursday, 7 October 2021

Making Moccasins By: Talon Silverhorn

 Thanks to David for finding this handy guide from Williamsburg


Monday, 4 October 2021

Raiders of the Mohawk


Drums Along the Mohawk director John Ford

A few of us old reenactors in the UK have for the last month been planning a Revwar reenactment group based around the raiders of the Mohawk Valley. Butler's Rangers, Brant's Volunteers and a detachment from the King's 8th. Obviously these things take time but if you have an interest in this project drop me an email. 

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Milice page

 Good page on Pinterest devoted to Canadian Militia

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Saturday, 2 October 2021

Life of Joseph Brant William L. Stone 1838

 Download here

Joseph Brant by George Romney 1776

Just found this. Looks interesting. Obviously it's pretty old but it's free. I will let you know.

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