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Monday, 28 February 2022
Saturday, 26 February 2022
Agent of Empire: "The Life and Times of Daniel Hyacinthe Marie Lienard de Beaujeu"
A webinar hosted by Old Fort Niagara on YouTube
Fort Ticonderoga's Battle on Snowshoes
From Fort Ticonderoga. These are excellent photos. Well done.
'The fresh blanket of snow really set the stage for today's Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on a beautiful February day!'
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
New Ticonderoga 1758 painting by Don Troiani
Always good to see new Don Troiani artwork, Buy a print here
See Don's Facebook page for early sequences of this painting plus some close ups.
Friday, 11 February 2022
Beaujeu at Grand Pré
Today's anniversary. For more on Beaujeu see the event at Old Fort Niagara below.
From here http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?BioId=35617
His 28,000-word journal of the 10-month campaign includes a detailed account of their greatest exploit. After a 150-mile march in bitter mid-winter, 300 Canadians and Indians attacked 500 New Englanders billeted in Grand Pré and forced their surrender after bloody fighting (11 Feb. 1747) [see Arthur Noble]. In several separate columns, they made a stealthy approach in the middle of the night. “A sentry who spotted us cried Who goes there? . . . We saw the watchkeeper come at once to the door. But the night was so dark, and we were hugging the ground so carefully, making no noise, that although we were within thirty paces, he considered it a false alarm and went back inside again. . . . In less than ten minutes we took the guardhouse. . . . All around we could hear musket fire. In every direction we could see men moving without being able to distinguish if they were our people or the enemy. . . . We had almost all lost our snowshoes and the amount of snow prevented us from moving smartly. . . . We would have been more gratified with our achievements if we had been able to learn that the other detachments had had as good success.”
Friday, 4 February 2022
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
A narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Johnson
A narrative of the captivity of Mrs. Johnson: containing an account of her sufferings, during four years, with the Indians and French : together with an appendix, containing the sermons, preached at her funeral and that of her mother with sundry other interesting articlesHere
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
From Jas. Townsends
It is with deep regret that we inform you that James Townsend has passed away over the weekend after complications from a heart attack. Many of you were friends with Jim. He started selling candle lanterns to the historical reenacting community in 1973, which turned into a catalog mail order company that was run out of his garage, and eventually turned into the Jas. Townsend and Son that you know today. For almost fifty years he enjoyed, encouraged, and supported the historical reenacting community. He will be missed. From Jas. Townsends Facebook
Warhorse Miniatures Monongahela redcoats update
"First test print with the new British models. I am going to rescale the muskets a little, they look too small. The first batch will b...
1783 image rom the British Museum who say; Description American loyalists are being murdered by Red Indians. An Indian (left) seizes by th...
This maker of figures is working on miniatures based around the theme Braddock's disaster. First up Natives and Canadians followed by B...
This looks interesting.