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Re: 1812 Odd question regarding tertiary sources

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  • Harry Pilotto
    Tim, Neil Morrison s book had a VERY limited run, I have copy #7. It is incorrect in a great many areas, but at the time, 1985, it was that or Osprey books.
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 3, 2009
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      Tim,
      Neil Morrison's book had a VERY limited run, I have copy #7. It is incorrect in a great many areas, but at the time, 1985, it was that or Osprey books.
      Harry
      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, BritcomHMP@... wrote:
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      > Over the years I have considered puting together such a work myself but though on the face of it that would be quite straight forward? the task grows on thinking seriously about it. Take headger, for 1776 infantry there is the cocked hat (tricorn is a Victorian word) the same for everyone but with different trimming, simple. For 1812 there is the 1800 pattern shako, the 1812 pattern, the Light Infantry pattern, the cocked hat and the chapeau bras. All of these can be trimmed differently depending on regiment and company. When you start trying to compile this sort of thing it becomes obvious why, in dress regulations from 816 on, the method is to roughly discribe the senior regiment of each arm of service and then say that everything that can be different is "of regimental pattern"
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      > From: John Ogden <johnjogden@...>
      > To: warof1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2009 7:26 pm
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    • Mark Dickerson
      Your friends can make their job of putting a uniform together, much easier if they can decide what side they want to portray, and then which regiment. I would
      Message 2 of 7 , Aug 4, 2009
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        Your friends can make their job of putting a uniform together, much easier
        if they can decide what side they want to portray, and then which regiment.
        I would suggest putting a uniform together of a regiment that is already
        being portrayed by a current re-enactment group. There are many advantages
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        -the research of that regiment's individual quirks has already been done.
        (duplication of hard work is a PITA)

        -the buttons, lace and badges are readily available. It takes a long time
        to get completely new buttons designed, a mold made and buttons cast.

        -you don't have to join the existing group. You can form your own group but
        portray a different company of that regiment. (Example, the Royal Scots
        currently have 3 separate groups all portraying the same regiment)

        -it looks nicer on a battlefield to have larger numbers of the same regiment
        rather than 10 different groups of all different regiments.

        -often that other group keeps an inventory of items that could be purchased,
        already pre-made



        Mark Dickerson







        From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
        Of John Ogden
        Sent: August 2, 2009 8:27 PM
        To: warof1812
        Subject: 1812 Odd question regarding tertiary sources





        All,
        At the risk of losing all credibility in the eyes of this esteemed
        list, I would like to know if there is anything for this period comparable
        to the Sketchbook '76 (volumes 1 & 2) or Sketchbook '56 (volumes 1 - 6)
        series. I ask as I have a couple of friends doing other eras who have
        expressed some interest in the imminent Bicentennial but who are more
        visually-oriented than textually (dyslexia is a terrible thing when it comes
        to doing research). Suggestions? Anyone? Bueller?

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        John J. Ogden

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