My name is Frederick Carsted. I have been reenacting since 1985, primarily War of 1812, but also AWI, F&I and ACW.
The unit I protray in 1812 is De Meuron's Swiss Regiment, which is part of our local group, The Forces of Lord Selkirk.
Other units which are part of FoLS are De Watteville's Swiss and the 37th (Northampshire)
In addition to reenacting, I also perform with a musical group called "Simpson's Folly" which does traditional folk of the
late 18th - early 19th century and do Scottish Country Dance with a group called the Brae Mar Dancers.
I have been following the list for a while and have been amused and bemused by some of the vitriolic exchanges that have
been posted on the list, and was undecided as to whether I should put my oar in the water. This is my first contribution.
Mackinac: Somebody asked who was going. About 6+ from our group are attending as redcoats. It should be a good event. We
went last year and had a good time. The organizers are looking for British redcoats, militia and native warrior and US regulars,
rifles and marines.
Memoirs: My primary source of books like "The Recollections of Rifleman Harris", "The Letter of Private Wheeler", etc. has been
Naval & Military Press in the UK. They have an on-line catalog at http://www.naval-military-press.co.uk.
They have a good selection
of Napoleonic period books and memoirs and from time to time War of 1812 books as well. Prices are in pounds or US dollar, they take
charge cards and there is a flat fee for shipping whether you order 1 book or 10. I recommend them highly.
Fidelitas et Honor
Terra et Mare