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July 18, 2019

When visiting Williamsburg, it is easy to be dazzled by the many historical figures who greet guests in the city and who are so wonderfully portrayed by CW’s talented historical interpreters. Mr. and Mrs. Washington, Jefferson, Henry, Madison, Mason, and LaFayette, jus...

July 13, 2019

When most people think of the Revolutionary War, groups such as the militia, the Continental Army, and yes even the Minute Men come to mind.  However, few people might have heard of the Invalid Corps.  The Invalid Corps only served from 1777 to 1783.  It was comprised...

September 13, 2018

“My mind was humbled yet astonished at the exertions of this good woman.” – John Henry

Why invade Canada?  “The Continental Congress was looking for the

knockout blow that would make their revolt against the British Crown a brief one.” 1

This would prevent Canada from bei...

July 13, 2018

The re-enacting organization called the Continental Line has an impromptu ten-foot rule, meaning, if your 18th century re-enacting appearance, clothing and equipment should pass minimum scrutiny.  Facial hair would not pass a ten-foot nor ten-yard test. 

Personal e...

July 6, 2018

While there are suggestions as to the start of the Revolutionary War and the first battle, April 19, 1775 is recognized as the signature event for the conflict. General Thomas Gage under guidance he was given on April 14, 1775 (written January 27, 1775) from the Britis...

July 6, 2018

What was a mess?  “Soldiers during the War for Independence usually had to carry their cooking equipment with them on the march.  Through various types of cooking utensils were procured by the men, camp kettles were the only food preparation item issued in large number...

January 7, 2018

Question:

I am confused by the numbering of Virginia Regiments after the 3 Virginia detachments were wiped out. (The third detachment met its fate at Waxhaws.)

At Guilford Courthouse there were two Virginia Regiments. Some accounts of the battle call them the 4th and 5th...

October 7, 2017

In the 18th century great effort was devoted to keeping the cost of an inherently expensive institution (a standing army) down, both for the benefit of the State and for the benefit (profit) of the colonels commanding regiments, who were allowed to keep any difference...

September 21, 2017

Good Day,

On behalf of the members of the 7th Virginia Regiment I would like to welcome you to our unit and the wonderful hobby of Rev. War Reenacting.  Although we are a large and diverse unit, we all share a strong interest and passion for the American Revolution and...

September 20, 2017

Question:

When did the war of independence first get described as a revolution? Was it so considered by the people who were engaged in it? Are there any modern students of the period who deny that it was a revolution?

Answer:

OK, I’ll take a stab at this.  Not easy questi...

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