Re: US Troops + Fort Henry
- This past weekend at Fort Henry was definately a good time. I
enjoyed myself immensely and hope to return to Fort Henry next year.
For those who had missed this event I strongly urge you to consider
this event next year and bring as many with you. As Larry had said
it was a beautiful camp area with a beautiful view of the lake.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@n...> wrote:
> From: "john harris" <jharris@p...>
> " ......... John Harris
> 25th US Whiting's Company "
> John et all;
> Sure could have used more US Troops at Fort Henry last week
> As a matter of fact it would be to the advantage of the 1812
> in the Great Lakes area to raise a couple of good sized USA
> to oppose the Crown Forces.
> This would also eliminate the Brits having to cross dress into USA
> Just a thot to those Canucks who want to start a re-enactment
> War of 1812 Weekend Fort Henry
> The War of 1812 weekend was held June 27, 28, 29, 2003 at Fort
> Kingston, Ontario Canada. Fort Henry is located between the cities
> Montreal and Toronto and overlooks Lake Ontario.
> Web site: www.forthenry.com
> This National Historic Site was garrisoned by re-enactors
> Crown and American Forces. The re-enactors interpreted various
> military and civilian life offering a tented encampment, tactical
> demonstrations, Officer's duel, historic and music performed by the
> Drums Crown Forces. As well as military units, historic trade's
> demonstrated the making of candles, chairs, rope, quilts dolls,
> well as two working forges.
> Some in attendance included 1st (Royal Scot)s; 8th (Kings); 49th;
> Canadian Fencibles; Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Royal Artillery,
> and US Militia.
> This was the first year for this site to offer opposing lines. Even
> the numbers were low and a cloudburst attacked Sunday's tactical
> enjoyed the event, site, and view of the lake from the camp on the
> Larry Lozon
> John et all;Sure could have used more US Troops at Fort Henry last week end!!
As a matter of fact it would be to the advantage of the 1812 hobby
in the Great Lakes area to raise a couple of good sized USA Regiments
to oppose the Crown Forces.
This would also eliminate the Brits having to cross dress into USA
Just a thot to those Canucks who want to start a re-enactment
Any Canucks in the Great Lakes area wishing to do a US impression may
want to think about doing a US Marine impression. The "Northern
Detachment" of the USMC currently has 3 members, and is slowly
growing. We are based in the Hamilton/Oakville area in Ontario.
We are closely tied with the USS Constitution 1812 Marines based in
Boston who act as an invaluable resource.
For those considering a US impression, becoming a Marine allows you
to correctly use your white belting, and Brown Bess as part of your
equipment (the Marines were issued Besses bought from the Brit.
Visit them online at:
or contact myself outside the list.
USMC, Northern Det.