Fw: [Answer to yur Qustion]
>>From: Betsy Bashore <bjb_remote@...>
>>I have a question, "what is the reason behind reenacting or living
>>history, particularly an obscure period such as the War of 1812, or one
>with little direct meaning in the US and Canada, the Napoleonic Wars?"
>>Larry, since you like the quesiton, you are going to write in on it aren't
Betsy et all:
In 1967 the City of Chatham, Ontario, Canada decided to have a
re-enactment of the "Battle of the Thames" to celebrate the death of the
great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh which happened a few miles down the river from
the city. I was a member of a blackpowder club that was asked to
We did this re-enactment for about three years and then it died.
A number of years later, the town of Thamesville (closer to the battle site)
decided to hold a re-enactment, again I was asked to participate and to
command the Kentucky troops. This battle also died off, but a few of us
re-enactors wanted to keep the units together so we formed the Kent Military
Re-enactment Society which portrayed the US 27th and the Kentucky Militia.
That is how I started into the hobby. Since then I have been doing the
narration for a number of events. I also do the school tour as a British or
Canadian Militiaman. My wife Brenda and myself have been giving
presentations at Historical Societies as well. I am no longer a member of
the KMRS but have traded the blue coat for a red, or green one. I do 1812,
Rev, and F&I with 1812 my first love. I think the reason I stay in the
hobby is because of the friends I have met, the chance to go and play in
neat places on both sides of the boarder and to be able to help people enjoy
a subject I hated in school. It is a whole different ball of wax between a
classroom memorising boring dates and an event!
Also the War of 1812 was fought in my back yard so it was the natural period
Larry A. Lozon
41st Regt. Foot-1812
8th Regt. Foot-1812
Brit Navy Cannon Crew-1812
Guild of Artificers-F&I,Rev
PS: Was that what you wanted Betsy?!?!?