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Friday, 25 October 2013

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: MILITIA TRAINING DAY

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: MILITIA TRAINING DAY: A Colonial Militiaman supplied his own uniform Courtesy of Woodsrunner’s Diary Dear Reader, Militia companies made u...

3 comments:

David Webb Fowler said...

Hello Keith,
Thanks for the photo. It was the only one on the web I could find that was pre-revolutionary war. Americans seem to forget that George Washington complained in 1779 that he still couldn’t get uniforms for all of his soldiers. We take post-revolutionary war images and apply them to the French and Indian War, and before.

About the lovely musket—is that a 52” barrel? Black powder?

For the best,
David

Keith H. Burgess said...

Hello David. This image is not of myself, & was borrowed. Sadly it seems that for some reason back then I forgot to add the links!!!
Keith.

Keith H. Burgess said...

I have the link. I recognised this chap as one of Harmon's Snowshoe militia.
http://www.snowshoemen.com/
Keith.