Chosen Rifle-Men

VIRGINIA GAZETTE 2 August THE 3, 1775 WILLIAMSBURG That a number of rifle-men had marched from Pennsylvania to the continental camp near Boston. That on the 11th of last month captain Morgan’s company of rifle-men passed through Frederick town , …

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Whistle Calls

When we are in the woods, fightin’ Indians or Froggies, or even Lobsterbacks nowadays, we must have a way of communicating BASIC commands quickly, efficiently, and without the enemy being able to discern (understand for you young Rangers) without much …

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Four-Eyes

I found the link to the presentations about 18th century spectacles that I was telling you about at the Spring Scout.  There wasn’t as much in here regarding tinted lenses as I was thinking, but it’s a very good presentation …

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Board Between his Legs

Taken from a letter from Fredericktown, Maryland, Aug.1st as published in the Pennsylvania Gazette 16 August 1775. “Yesterday the Company were supplied with a small Quantity of Powder from the Magazine, which wanted airing, and was not in good Order …

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