From: "john harris" <jharris@...
" ..... I hope the security problems ...... were resolved..."
" ... It is not just at Ft. Henry that requires more US troops,
but ALL of theevent's..."
The security at fort Henry was beefed up this year and I heard of no
Yes, as my email also stated "It is not just at Ft. Henry but all of the
1812 events that require more US troops.
I remember when Ontario could boast of about 30 blue coats and now,
if it wasn't for John and his unit, there are virtually no bluecoats in
Your statement is so true John, if they don't want to actually raise an
American unit then most will have to carry both Brit and USA kits to events.
I applaud those who do and yes, Larry's commentary states: ....no enemy ...
On the birthday of Canada and the United States I am reminded of the
undefended border in the world and the friendships that have been forged
Now to another matter .......
There are those in the hobby who are in fact trying to turn this hobby
Plans are in the works to hold a 'GRAND TACTICAL' every year. This would
every 1812 unit in North American would attend. One year in Canada and the
Sites would have to be large enough to handle all the re-enactors as well as
straw, wood, etc. rations needed to be issued. Sites who have come on board
their services so far are Fort Meigs, Fort Niagara, Mississinewa and Fort
George is being approached as I "e".
All involved are hoping for Fort Meigs to start the ball rolling with the
in May 22/23, 2004. To be held on their regular Seige weekend but changing
the venue for one
year (next) to the 1812 GRAND TACTICAL .
The only draw back, and I do not feel it is a draw back, as the US 7th and
the 14th Light
Dragoons come from the Southern States to attend events in Canada and
Indiana, it will be
up to the re-enactors from Ontario and Quebec to attend an event in the
south once in a while
or in the East as a site is also being scouted out there.
This would resut in a large 1812 event, some where in North America with
lots of red and blue,
as well as artillery and cavalry.
The 1812 GRAND TACTICAL will only work with you the re-enactor attends.