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Your Excellency,
May form an idea of the present state of affairs by perusing the following, which I transcribe from a New York paper dated 6th of this instant April, and mentions that Admirals Rodney, Ross and Digby, on their passage to Gibraltar fell in with 27 sail of Spanish merchantmen and 4 men of war, […]

An interesting excerpt from a letter written by Governor General Haldimand to General Henry Clinton in New York dated 2nd November 1779:
“The German troops which compose my force, three British Regiments excepted, are in every respect unfit for the service in which I have to employ them:  they are inactive, insolent…and so addicted to deserting […]

Here we have a musketeer and grenadier of the Brunswick Prinz Friedrich Infantry Regiment.  The musketeer companies survived the ‘77 campaign intact as the Regiment was assigned garrison duty at Fort Ticonderoga during the summer and fall, however the grenadier company was a part of Breymann’s Grenadier Battalion which was destroyed after the Bennington and […]

For the current installment of The Northern Campaign in Miniature, we have representatives of a Musketeer and Grenadier of the Hesse Hanau Infantry Regiment Erbprinz.  This is one of my all-time favorite units; just look at those uniforms!  They also carried a rather unique regimental flag with the Hesse Hanau coat of arms centered on […]

By Justin Boggess (please do NOT reproduce without either asking permission first or giving credit where credit is due)
Born in 1753 to Isaac and Marie von Van Den Velden in the principality of Hesse Kassel, little Wilhelm would eventually grow to serve his Prince and serve the fledgling Provincial government of Canada.  Little is known […]

FORT ANN — Town historian Virginia Parrott says at least six bodies from the Revolutionary War era and beyond are buried near Route 4 in an area known as Battle Hill.
But the operators of a Mechanicville company, which is seeking to excavate rock from a 51.5-acre parcel located about 1.2 miles northeast of the village […]

This figure represents one of my all-time favorite English regiments:  His Majesty’s 62nd Regiment of Foot.  The 62nd Foot saw heavy service with Hamilton’s Brigade on the Burgoyne expedition, and for all intents and purposes was practically destroyed at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm.  Historian John Luzader provides a solid description of this battle and […]

Thanksgiving, 1789

Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation:
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people […]

Announcing a new feature for this site:  a pictorial representation of Crown uniforms from the Northern Campaign (and other areas of operations) using 28mm miniatures.  It is not our intent to transform this blog into a miniatures blog, it will still remain one dedicated to research.  However this represents a fantastic way to illustrate uniforms […]

June 1
Waterfall of
Arrival of the
Fleet at Quebec
At 1 o’clock in the morning our anchors were weighed and we sailed until 6 o’clock.  Owing to low tide we had again to anchor near Laurent Pointe, which is on the island of Orleans.  At 3 in the afternoon the anchors wee again weighed for the last time, […]

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