- After some conversation, off the list, I would
like to clarify a misunderstanding misconstrued by
the Units List that is now being managed by
The original title for the Units List was:
' Recreated Military Units that are
represented on the 1812 (Onelist) eGroup '
the list originally generated, was for the subscribers
of the 1812 OneList, to know what Military Units
were represented on the list, not what units existed in
the area. This list in no way is a list of all the re-created
Also as noted, this List is open to all.
On another note, subscribers have options
as members of this eGroup.
1. "Email Message"
You will receive every email as it is sent
2. "Daily Digest"
You will receive a group of messages
that were sent that day
3. "Web only/no mail"
You will receive no mail, but will be
authorised to go to the List web site
and read all email messages sent to
So if you want any of these options
You could also go to this site to re-enter
your profile, add your name, etc.
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I feel compelled to post a reply to a message board member's inquiry
about my use of the term "blue blood", which does not apply to ANY of
the people within the reenactment community.
My reference was directed towards those societies who would prefer to
mark the anniversary of the battle in a three piece suit instead of a
period costume and who wish to associate with history because of
status instead of education and raising awareness.
All of those who make financial sacrifices to trek around the country
and endure the elements in the celebration of historic milestones
have my highest respect and admiration. Personally, I don't think I
could make it one night sleeping in a tent even during a temperate
You provide a public service that is not recognized as much as it
should be by the public, hence events like the kind held at Torres
Park help raise awareness to history and those dedicated souls who
bring it to life.
As for my HM King George III comment, that was an attempt at humor to
ease some of the acrimony I have read on this board. I hope for the
most part it was taken as such as it was not meant to be a statement
Wishing one and all a healthy and prosperous 2004.
- Some have accused me of being "a spokesman for 1812"
May I clarify:
a.) as Assistant Moderator of this WarOf1812 yahoo group I post to the
regulations of this group always citing that
Jim Yaworsky is the group owner. Most infractions are addressed by him
and I only address infractions if he is
not able or on his command.
b.) as Aide De Camp to Deputy Adjutant General Peter Twist, Crown Forces
North America, I post his dispatches as
he dictates (as would the AdC) These dispatches are 'always' signed by
c.) as a subscriber to this group and as a re-enactor since 1967, doing both
USA and Crown Forces during that time,
I have the right, as all subscribers do, to respond to comments posted
to this group
d.) as those who know me, are aware of my phraseology and adopting a
statement of a learned person "life is to short"
thus I say what I mean, no hidden messages. I do not speak 'down' but
to the point.
c.) as I do not say anything behind one's back that I would not say to their
face it sometimes gets me into trouble
e.) as emails do not show the facial expressions they tend to cause flaming
and feuds. I usually take these ranting off
this list and address the person on their personal email to maintain
the serenity of this group.
f.) as a reporter for SMOKE & FIRE NEWS I report what I see and hear.
g.) as keeper of the WAR Of 1812 Events List, I post what was sent me or let
others adjust, post and correct it.
It was never 'MY' list. (My event list is much larger!)
h.) and finally, if the truth hurts, so be it. I have been cut by the truth
many times and have licked my wounds and
"a spokesman for 1812" ..... not really ... I 'have' been doing this hobby
since 1967 but always ask by betters,
Mr. Pickles, Twist, Abolt, Henderson, Suthren, etc. what is correct for
our time period.
I have been in the same position in the American Revolutionary War time
period as a Staff Officer in the British Brigade
http://www.britishbrigade.org/army/units.html Therefore I have been told
what is correct for the 1776 War and know that 1812 - 1815 is our time
In Rev, the Umbrella Groups governs the Re-enactment Units, in 1812,
the Re-enactment Units govern the Time Period.
Units should pick a time between 1812 - 1815 and adopt this time for
their troop's and women's impression.
In my humble opinion.
I hope this clarifies any misunderstands of Larry Lozon
" I'd rather be Historically Accurate
than Politically Correct "