> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 09:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Robert White <whiteesq@...>
> Subject: Re: Re: Brit line NOW Crown Forces of UC/NA
> For what its worth, it is my understanding that most
> US units did not even have colors during the war of
> 1812 and seldom was the national colours used as a
> battle standard.
Robert - Where did you get this idea? The "National Colours " at this time
were not used like today . The "Stars and Stripes " was NOT the colour that
was carried by units on field for identification . The "National Standard "
for a regiment was solid blue silk coulour , with the national emblem on it
, aka- eagle ,scroll ,etc., the regimental name would be underneath the
emblem . The regimental colour would be almost identical , with the
exception of the background colour . This would be white,
" light tan", or yellow . If you get a chance , look at the print of the US
infantry at the Battle of Chippawa . You will notice in the centre of the
print is TA DA ... US REGIMENTAL COLOURS WITH A COLOUR PARTY AROUND THEM !!
I believe it might even be the 21st US infantry being portrayed , but don't
quote me on that right now ! ;^)
> --- Kevin Windsor <kevin.windsor@...> wrote:
> > Never happens up here in Canuckistan Benton. I
> > don't know if I recall the US ever having Colours up
> > hear. Would look great though!
> > Fort Meigs 2004!
Kevin - The 27th US Infantry ( Chattam area) has a set of colours that I
have seen a couple of years ago at Longwoods . Yes colours are nice , but
what we really need are SOLDIERS !!!
25th US Infantry , Whiting's Company