The flag associated with "les compagnie Francs", which you will get to see
at Fort Meigs this year, is fairly conjective. We had some anecdotal
evidence and took it in a "militia" direction with a French touch vis-a-vie
Fleurs. While some of the old soldiers may have longed for the glory days
of the Empire, New Orleans did not.
"A man only needs two things in life. WD40 to make things go, duct tape to
make them stop."
>From: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
>To: "Onelist WarOf1812" <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: [WarOf1812] Le Bataillon d'Orleans
>Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 10:31:26 -0400
>With all this talk of Le Bataillon d'Orleans
>which generated a question
>"Would Plauche's Battalion in New
> Orleans carry a French Colour?"
>The website shows the 'Bataillon' flag
>as it appeared in the 1820's with no red,
>white or blue, but makes no mention of
>the flag carried by the unit at "the Battle".
>I realize that the other impression of this
>re-enactment unit, Le 1er Regiment des
>Grenadiers a Pied de la Garde Imperiale
>would carry French colours.
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