- I also congratulate the Royal Scots for their
work and success presenting the Battle of
Longwoods weekend. Consider this my
registration for your 2004 event!
Thanks to Paul Kelly who captured the
soul of the event on film (oops digital)!
Seeing what the spectators saw the battles
were very animated and very enjoyable,
although it is always hard to narrate a battle
where the Crown Forces are climbing up
a snowy slippery hill, when there is no hill
The Crown Forces Corps of Drums out
did themselves and the lament during the
Remembrance Service was very
professionally executed. Thanks for the all
the hard work done by Drum Major Ross
Flowers and his musicians. He has posted
that he is actively searching for more fifers
Recruiting is also being done by Richard Feltoe
who is raising the Crown Forces Colour Party.
This new unit will be created to allow both
wings of the Crown Forces to have colours.
Interested parties are to contact Richard.
Our sympathies to the family of Bud Powers
from Chatham Ontario Canada portraying
the 27th US Infantry who passed away. He
will be missed.
I would also like to mention those unsung heroes
who change into American identities to bolster
the " Thin Blue Line", without them the battle
scenarios would not be believable. Hats off to
the "Cross Dressers"!
And as always there is Rob, Betsy and the cadre'
of US Troops who constantly attend. Thanks to
the old US guard for staying loyal all these years
Gratitude also goes to the "doing-it-correct" sutlers
who have to put up with those who don't. We may not
always show it but we appreciate your efforts to
appear and sell 1812.
Sad it is to say goodbye to Ed Kliewer of Bent River
Wood Products. This was his last event as a Sutler.
Ya couldn't buy the wood to make a box or chair for
what he charged.
My dance card shows the next outings to be
May 24-25 Talbot Settlement Reenactment - Port Stanley, Ontario
May 24-25: Fort Meigs - First Siege 1813 - Perrysburg Ohio
May 26 Fort Meigs - Memorial Day Commeration - Perrysburg Ohio
- Let me add a congratulations and a thank you to the organizers of the
Longwoods event. We enjoyed it and wished more people had come out to
join either as reenactors or spectators. This was a great start to the
Croghan's Company, 17th US Infantry
(The King's Company of Historical Reenactors)