In addition to the four articles added last week, two new articles
have been added to militaryheritage.com's War of 1812 Website. Both
are thoroughly researched and entertaining to read.
The first is on the History of the Battalion of the Incorporated
Militia by Richard Feltoe. Richard pointed out to me that this only
a taste of the work that he has done on these "Redcoated Ploughboys".
The second article is on the Diary of Lieutenant Lang of the 19th
Light Dragoons by Adam Lynde. Mr Lynde's has mined the entertaining
elements of this diary to produce an eye-opening view of life as a
British officer in the War of 1812. When reading the article, it
reminded me of Le Couture's writing style of the 104th Regiment of
As for the four other articles, three are by Don Graves and a short
one that I humbly through in.
They can be viewed at: http://www.militaryheritage.com
on "War of 1812 Website".
Finally, if you have an article you wish to submit please do not
hesitate to write. Take a look at the other 50 articles on the War
of 1812 to get a feel for would be suitable. (Craig... Are you out
there? Someone said in the war the Green Tigers were actually
yellow. Ed...I think the Royal Marines didn't do anything in the
war -just floated around slopping back drinks with umbrellas in
them). To the U.S. scholars, we really need more U.S. content... or
do you feel the British won the war? Now that should inspire
someone! Meigs, Thames, Plattsburg, Sacket's, Chippawa, Orleans,
biographies, Unit histories, US army life,... anything.
All the best,