RE: [WarOf1812] Re: US Troops
I join you in your toast to "Dominion Day".
"If it ain't broke don't fix it"!
Cheers in advance to all my American friends. And especially those who
share music!!! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!)
Ross "the intrepid drum major"
From: john harris [mailto:jharris@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 6:40 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: US Troops
> John et all;end!!
> 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 Regimentsgarb
> 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
Larry et all .
Regretfully, real life interfered with play life for me ,
was unable to attend this event. I hope the security problems from
year were resolved and no theft's of either personal equipment or
It is not just at Ft. Henry that requires more US troops, but ALL of
The small determined number of us that portray the US regular always
our work cut out for us while we battle the "Big Red Machine " . I don't
understand the problem people have about wearing the Blue . If it's a
matter of "national pride" , give your head a shake !! Canadians
play US , US already play British . If this hobby wants to survive ,
are going to have to either come over to the dark side or carry both
with them in order to "galvanize" and augment the line . Otherwise it
return to 20 odd years ago when the British were fighting Fantazion
To the Regiments that have already done this in the past , I thank you
for your assistance . The Norfolk 's, Royals, and the I.M.U.C. , have
assisted us on many occasions . Without them there would have been some
pretty short battles and Larry would have been really tested in His
improvisational skill's !!
On this day of Canada's birthday, and our cousins just a few days away,
can't help but wonder if we will survive to see the bicentennial
re-enactments . We either need an influx of new dedicated people , or a
real good blockbuster Hollywood movie ( there's an oxymoron ! ), to help
spark interest, drive up prices of equipment , and make us cringe in our
seats at the theater when we watch it ! ( Oh meow ! )
To my fellow Canadian's - HAPPY DOMINION DAY !! ( Everyone knows I
call it Canada Day )
To my comrades in Blue - HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY !! ( In case I can't write
To all of us , let's not allow our hobby die with a halfassed idea and
attitude about what we are trying to do here . If we're going to do
let's do it right in order to commemorate the people we are trying so
not to let everyone else forget in both of our countries . If we don't
a damn than who will ?
I'm not trying to throw stones here, I'm just trying to get the blood
Hope to see everyone at Ft. George.
25th US Infantry, Whiting's Company
42nd Reg't , Grenadier Company
The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
THOUSANDS of square miles...
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> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 19:30:47 -0400Larry I thank you for the acknowledgement of the work that myself and my
> From: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
> Subject: US Troops now 'GRAND TACTICAL'
> 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
guy's have done over the past 5 years . How ever there is a group that
tirelessly participates year in and year out and also , for the most part,
travell's the furthest without complaint . That is the 19th US . Without
them the line would be very small indeed ! Some of us can remember the day's
when the 19th, the 17th, and a few other "regular" individuals , filled out
the US line . Year after year, event after event , they are there . They
are my closest friends and my comrades .
> Your statement is so true John, if they don't want to actually raise anevents.
> American unit then most will have to carry both Brit and USA kits to
> I applaud those who do and yes, Larry's commentary states: ....no enemy...
> no tactical!Agreed , but .. without offense to anyone . If you're going to make the
effort to "join" the blue line , please take the time to do it right . We
are very accomadating to provide guidence , and advice to anyone who want's
to do it right . Please don't come to us with Rev-war uniforms, F &I
uniforms , Star Trek uniforms , etc. It's really a matter of respect to what
we are doing . I/We don't dress in Rev/ F& I when we play with the British
line once a year at Niagara . Yes, we are not a North American Reg't, but ,
we preform British Drill and wear a British uniform that is correct to the
time we are portraying . We are very honoured when we are allowed to
participate with the Batallion . Please do the same courtesy with us .
>I can't agree more . After 22 years of this time frame alone , I can't
> 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
> this hobby.
imagine not knowing the friends I have on both side's of the border . We are
really blessed with this hobby .
>Sound's good . Let's take a page from the Civil war re-enactors . Plan on a
> Now to another matter .......
> There are those in the hobby who are in fact trying to turn this hobby
> around .....
> 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
> next in
> the USA.
big event in a region on a particular year . Allow sufficient time so
people can plan ahead with work etc. And have "The Big One" . This is how
they ( the Civil War ) get's 40,000 troops on field !!! Of couse we don't
have that many, but it would be great to see more than 100 soldiers on field
> The 1812 GRAND TACTICAL will only work with you the re-enactor attends.I'll be first to say " I'll be there ! "
25th US Infantry Whiting's company
42nd Reg't Grenadier Company
> Please don't come to us with Rev-war uniforms, F &IOh great! NOW you tell us ... after we've wasted $5 apiece on "Spock
> uniforms , Star Trek uniforms , etc.
ears" for all of IMUC!