Friday 19 May 2023

Bushy Run 260th

 Reenactor and sutler registration for our 260th Anniversary Reenactment is officially open! Bushy Run Battlefield is currently looking for reenactors and sutlers for our August 5th and 6th event. In response to feedback, we have streamlined the process for interested individuals and units to join with us. To register and find more information on the reenactment, please visit:

Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns! We're excited to see you all on the Battlefield!

U.K. French Royal-artillerie group in 2007.


Wednesday 17 May 2023

The United States Army 1783–1811

This is a good book. My son got it for me. 

When the Revolutionary War ended Washington's victorious Continental Army was disbanded. The infant United States had very mixed feelings about standing armies; but years of Indian-fighting on the frontier emphasised the need for a force larger than Josiah Harmar's original 700-man 1st American Regiment. In the event Secretary Hamilton's far-sighted reforms, which produced 'Wayne's Legion' in the early 1790s, were to be short-lived, and it took later threats of international war to stimulate the eventual expansion of the young US Army. James Kochan's meticulously researched study of a dramatic and confused period in American military history - the years of St Clair's disaster, 'Mad Anthony' Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers, and Harrison's at Tippecanoe - is illustrated with many rare and important paintings and drawings. Here

Saturday 13 May 2023

Michigan Territory Militia

 Colonel Henry Dodge was the commander of the Michigan Territory Militia in Wisconsin during the Black Hawk War of 1832, from a sketch by artist, George Catlin

Volunteer Militia of the Black Hawk war

 This is an old webpage but it is well worth reading.

Wargaming the Black Hawk War

 It doesn't look like anyone does Black Hawk War figures. Maybe a niche there for someone. I would use X-Force War of 1812 in 1/32. Battles and skirmishes of the Black Hawk war.

Autobiography of Black Hawk

 Free download here. This looks really interesting. 

Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or, Black Hawk : embracing the traditions of his nation, various wars in which he has been engaged, and his account of the cause and general history of the Black Hawk War of 1832, his surrender, and travels through the United States 

Battle of Stillman's Run 1832

 May 14. The opening battle of the Black Hawk War. Wiki

Sunday 7 May 2023

Monday 1 May 2023

Compagnies franches de la Marine with collars.

 It is to be noted that these illustrations present members of the Compagnies franches de la Marine as they appeared in harbours in France and on board ships of the Marine royale. Uniforms worn in the French colonies of North America were slightly different.