Greetings From Eric Shaw
- Hello all 1812 and Napoleonic Re-enactors .
Happy New Year to everyone !
My name is Eric Shaw and I 'm fairly new to the list , but not to
re-enacting . I first got involved with the hobby in 1986 when I joined the
Kings Royal Regiment of New York ( Revolutionary War ) .
In 1987-88 I was on the Battle of the Thames comittee . My job
was to raise , uniform , equip , train , and command a company of U.S.
regulars specifically for that event . I chose the 27th U.S. Infantry - a
typical if not particularly distinguished regiment in the Army of the Old
Northwest . The regiment served in Harrison's campaign along the Thames and
was disbanded at the end of the war . At peak strength we mustered a company
of over 20 men .
I led this unit , posing as Dutch infantry ( National Militia )
at Waterloo in 1990 , and was actively involved with the 8th ( Kings )
Regiment ( 1812 - 15 ) before taking a job in Japan in 1993 . I have been
here since that time , but would like to be involved again sometime if or
when I return to Canada . It's nice to keep in touch on the list . I hope
everyone has had a good holiday . Incidentally , I was at Fort Erie last
August . My wife is Japanese and was wearing a yukata ( like a kimono , but
made of cotton and only worn in the summer ) .
Best Regards ,
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