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Durham Light Infantry Display Team
From the website: On 22nd April 1758, the 2nd battalion of the 23rd Regiment
of Fusiliers was formed into a separate Corps as the 68th Regiment of
Foot. In 1764 and following years, it was on active service in the West
Indies engaged in the capture on one or other of those islands from the
French or Spaniards. Between 1764 and 1806 the regiment endured 4 postings
to the West Indies where the battalion earned a high reputation and was
granted the motto "Faithful" for its conduct in the campaign
against the natives of St. Vincent. In September 1808 the 68th - 436 rank
and file - were ordered to convert to Light Infantry, after the fashion
of the 43rd and 52nd. Marched to Brabourne Lees, Ashford, Kent to train
with the 85th under the master of light infantry training himself, Lt.
Col. Franz Von Rothenburg.
Brigade of the American Revolution
From the website: The Brigade is a non-profit living history association
dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the
American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of
all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist,
German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men,
women and children.
the Brigade has been recreating a broad spectrum of the 18th Century.
It's activities include military encampments, tactical exercises, firelock
shooting competitions, craft demonstrations and social activities. The
Brigade also conducts annual schools and educational seminars featuring
experts from several fields of 18th Century study. The
Brigade maintains a modest research library and publishes an educational
journal, The Brigade Dispatch, a regularly scheduled newsletter, the Brigade
Courier, and periodic instructional booklets and papers. Membership
is open to all persons.
From the website:
The British Brigade, Inc. is chartered by the New York State Board of
Regents to honour the memories of those British and American soldiers
and their families who served their country while fighting and dying for
their beliefs and loyalties during the American War of Independence.
We endeavour to portray various aspects of the lives of these men and
women by bringing together hundreds of soldiers and campfollowers to educate
the public at weekend encampments. A field force of The King's Army in
British North America can be seen camped in the manner of the British
Army of the period. Here one can see tent lined streets filled with red,
blue and green coated men performing their daily duties as well as practicing
drills and manoeuvres.At
least twice a weekend the Army forms for battle against the Rebel forces
where one can see, amid the clouds of powder smoke and crash of musketry,
battalions of men manoeuvreing into action against their foes. Here infantry,
artillery and cavalry recreate the detailed evolutions of the 18th century's
most famous army.