Saturday 20 January 2024

Fort William Henry's Battles and Beverages

 Don't forget, this March 23rd, “Battles and Beverages”, will be held at the Fort William Henry Conference Center and on the Lake George Battlefield! The fair and reenactment event is sponsored by The French and Indian War Society, the Fort William Henry Corporation, the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance, as well as several local craft beverage producers.

The Fair and Meet in the Conference Center, 9:30 - 5:00, will feature sutlers, authentic crafts, and reenactor groups from all historical periods.  Visitors will be able to sample and purchase the products of local craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries.  There will be French and Indian War reenactments on Lake George Battlefield Park at 11 and 1 and the Battlefield Visitor Center will be open from 10 - 2.  At 7 pm, Dr. Steven C. Eames will speak on the topic of warfare along Northeastern frontier during the French and Indian Wars.

Saturday 6 January 2024

Thursday 4 January 2024

The King's Rangers by John Brick

A novel about Butler's Rangers

Tom Brown (1931-2024)

 Sad to hear Tom Brown (New France and Old England) has passed away. He was a very active reenactor over many periods but in the French and Indian war was a colonial. Rest in Peace.

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Princeton 1777


General George Washington at Trenton on the night of January 2, 1777 by John Trumbull (1792)

Today's anniversary. Here

Redcoat Bernard Cornwell 1987

 Fiction for the Revwar. I proof read a version of this. Not bad

Philadelphia in 1777 is a city at war - not just between American troops and the British army, but within itself. For an occupied city throws together loyalist and patriot, soldier and civilian, man and woman; divides families and breeds treachery.

Here ruthless Captain Kit Vane and beautiful Martha Crowl, passionate patriot Caroline and her idealist young lover Jonathon, unscrupulous Ezra Woollard and the brutal Sergeant Scammell, forge and break shifting allegiances that drive them to dangerous lengths. And caught between them Private Sam Gilpin, seduced into war by a dare and a red coat, must learn the bitter lessons of love, loss and the real meaning of loyalty.