Thursday, 13 October 2022

Butler's Rangers reenacted by Claus' Rangers


"Rangers in general separate and the nature of their service little requires the forms of parade or the manoeuvres practised in the field. It is the duty (and I am persuaded will be the pleasure) of every Captain to perfect his Company in dispersing and forming expeditiously, priming and loading carefully, and levelling well. These, with personal activity and alertness, are all the qualities that can be expected or wished for in a Ranger.”


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Excerpt From: GENERAL FREDERICK HALDIMAND TO MAJOR JOHN BUTLER Quebec, 12 February 1780.

British Library. Sloane and Additional Manuscripts, Add MSS 21756, Register of Correspondence with Officers Commanding at Michilmackinac and Niagara, 1777-1782; National Archives of Canada, Haldimand Collection, microfilm reel number A-679




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