128039Linen Canvas Tents
- Oct 11, 2010I've posted some photos online of the tents the 2d Virginia Regiment has made of linen canvas, as we've frequently been asked about them. The pattern is based on Lewis Locheé's "An Essay on Castrametation", the linen is Utrecht Art Supply's "#215 Linen Canvas" to match samples in the Anders Berch Papers, and we used finishing details as seen in "Zelt und Lager im AltPrussichen by Ruth Bleckwenn and period images such as “Scenes of the Camp on Hampton Green 1731":
2d Virginia Regiment
"The heroism and gallantry of the second Virginia regiment I cannot help particularly mentioning; they would do honour to any country in the world. It is universally believed they behaved the best of any troops in the field."
-- Virginia Gazette, October 17, 1777
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