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Vol. XIX No. 1 (Spring 1987)

  • Editorial: Bon Mot, and the School of the Soldier p.1
  • A Great Mystery Dispell’d, Dennis L. Krowe (method of determining present value of period prices) p.2
  • Some Values of Coinage, from Gaine’s Register, 1776 (values of period coins) p.3
  • Some Notes on Words of Command, Peter R. W. Schaaphok (giving voice commands, from information in period texts) p.4
  • Mathew’s Narrative (narrative of Ensign George Mathew, Coldstream Guards, New York area, March 1779 – January 1781) p.6
  • Research Tips, Stephen Gilbert (period games) p.11 The Story of Dorothy of Mar Del and the Wizards of Sylvania (satire) p.12
  • On the Utility of Making Things as a Demonstration, Malcolm Dick (making items as a vehicle for demonstration) p.14
  • Brigade Units: 38th Regiment of Foot, Dennis L. Krowe (profile of recreated unit) p.15
  • Notes & Queries (dying feathers; deserter advertisement; extracts from the diary of Colonel Israel Angell, of the Rhode Island Line) p.17

Vol. XIX No. 2 (Autumn 1987)

  • Editorial: Reenacting on the Fringes p.1
  • Stalls and the Brigade, Wayne M. Daniels (why hammerstalls are necessary) p.2
  • The Wayside Chapel, David Solek (humor) p.4
  • Beware of Translations (two translations of a German document) p.4
  • The Military Camp of the Era of the American Revolution: Its Attack and Defense According to Contemporary Authorities, Dennis L. Krowe (attacking and defending a camp; see Notes: V23#1) p.7
  • Events 1987 (photos from events) p.11
  • On the Care of Equipment, Roy P. Najecki (caring for hats and leather) p.13
  • Brigade Units: Lamb’s Artillery, Frank Cecala (profile of recreated unit) p.14
  • Notes & Queries (numbered regimental buttons; kneeling as a evasive tactic; diary entries concerning Sergeants; quotes describing women not wearing stays) p.16

Vol. XX No. 1 (Summer 1988)

  • Birth of the Brigade: Being a Very Personal Memoir, Wayne Daniels (creation of the Brigade, 1960 – 1962) p.2
  • The Early Years, George C. Neumann (history of the Brigade, 1962 – 1971) p.7
  • The Bicentennial, George C. Woodbridge (history of the Brigade, 1972 – 1983) p.12
  • Fieldwork: A Mock-Battle, 1781 (period account of a mock battle in Ireland) p.16
  • A “Diversion” in Newark: A Letter from the New Jersey Continental Line, 1778, Robert Fridlington (period account of a woman attempting to enlist) p.19
  • What Magda Knows, or, How to Starch the Hell out of Your Gaiter Tops, Julia Polinsky (stiffening linen with potato starch or corn starch) p.22
  • Notes & Queries (quotes concerning kneeling to evade fire; definition of amusette & prisal; numbered buttons on Whig smallclothes; quotes concerning women not wearing stays; field signs) p.23

Vol. XX No. 2 (Autumn 1988)

  • Editorial: On the Shoulders of Giants p.1
  • The Fort in America: A Guide to Better Understanding Military Engineering in the 17th & 18th Centuries, James M. Volo (description of the basic principals of designing fortifications) p.2
  • Fieldwork: General Howe’s Maneuvers for the Light Infantry (period field maneuvers) p.7
  • “To form from two to three Deep” (period description of how to change the number of ranks) p.10
  • Notes on Spectacles, Jack L. Frost (basics on researching and identifying spectacles) p.11
  • On Furnishing a Camp, Hardy Menagh (making and finishing wooden camp furniture) p.13
  • The Wearing of the Wig, Ian Anderson (method of wearing a wig neatly and comfortably) p.15
  • Notes & Queries (description of amusettes; hospital flags; method of telling cotton from linen; kneeling to evade fire) p.16

Vol. XXI No. 1 (Spring 1989)

  • Fieldwork: Notes on the Evolution of British Light Infantry Tactics, Stephen Gilbert, John Rees, Gilbert Riddle, Don N. Hagist (various maneuvers used by British Light Infantry, from period sources) p.1
  • How to Prove It (humor) p.7
  • On the Use of Tin Cartridge Boxes in the Continental Army, John U. Rees (documentation on tin cartridge canisters) p.8
  • Original Documents: The Memoir of Daniel Granger (memoir of a private soldier at the siege of Boston, Saratoga, and the Battle of Rhode Island) p.10
  • Original Documents: Two Regimental Returns (returns of the 63d Regiment of Foot before and after the battle of Eutaw Springs) p.14
  • Brigade Units: The Third New York Regiment, 1775-1781, Michael J. Clark (history of recreated unit) p.17
  • Notes & Queries (hospital flags; terms for eyewear & hats from Oxford English Dictionary; bibliography of books on fortifications; ca. 1758 British regimental buttons; extract from Nova Scotia Gazette on a suicide) p.20

Vol. XXI No. 2 (Summer 1990)

  • Markings on Tents and Other Interesting Tent Facts, Todd Braisted, Henry Cooke, Wayne Daniels, Carl Filer III, Stephen Gilbert, Don Hagist, Dennis Krowe, Joseph Malit, Craig Schermer, George Woodbridge (company and regimental markings on tents, from period sources; see Notes: V24#2) p.1
  • Using Twentieth Century Tools to Achieve an Eighteenth Century Goal, Bruce I. Wilson (period typeface) p.5
  • Original Documents: The Diary of Sergeant-Major Hawkins, Stephen R. Gilbert (diary of a soldier of the 2nd Canadian Regiment at the Battle of Brandywine) p.6
  • Uniform of the 40th Foot Light Infantry Company, 1777, James L. Kochan, George C. Woodbridge (British campaign uniform) p.8
  • Closing the Gap of L’Homme: A Little-Known Military Action, James L. Kochan (preventing a gap between waistcoat and breeches) p.11
  • Some Notes Concerning Squads of Inspection (methods of forming squads, from period sources) p.13
  • From the Regimental Records of the 33rd Foot, Radford L. Polinsky (document relating to discharge of British soldiers at the end of the war) p.15
  • Brigade Units: The 3rd New Jersey Regiment, George W. Stillman (profile of recreated unit) p.16
  • Notes (notes on previous article in Vol. XXI No. 1 on the Third New York Regt.; concerning the use of “y” in illogical places such as “ye old tavern”) p.18

Vol. XXII No. 1 (Spring 1991)

  • More about Knapsacks, Stephen Gilbert (examples of contents and use of knapsacks) p.1
  • Attaching Flash Guards on Locks with Internal Frizzen Screw Leads, Bill Reynolds p.3
  • Paperwork and Procedures, Philip D. Weaver (example of a period administrative document) p.4
  • “Bushing it would be of no Use…” (period description of field maneuvers) p.5
  • Some Notes on Soldiers and Bathing (see Notes: V23#4, V25#1) p.6
  • “We… wheeled to the Right to form the Line of Battle”; Colonel Israel Shreve’s Journal of 1777, John U. Rees (period journal, annotated) p.7
  • Brigade Units: 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers, Todd W. Braisted (profile of recreated unit) p.17
  • Notes & Queries (tin cartridge boxes; tape loops to hold the waistcoat down; period quote concerning soldiers stealing poultry) p.22

Vol. XXII No. 2 (Summer 1991)

  • The Care and Cleaning of Firelocks in the 18th Century, John U. Rees and Ross Hamel (cleaning techniques based on period sources; see Notes: V23#1, 23#2, V23#4) p.2
  • Of Turns and Turning, Radford Polinsky (period maneuver; see Notes: V24#4, V25#2) p.12
  • A Look at some American Soldiers (period description) p.16
  • A Look at some British Soldiers (period return; see Notes: V23#1) p.17
  • Hooks and Eyes, George Woodbridge (illustrations of original artifacts) p.18
  • Notes & Queries (Whigs discarding their arms for British ones; period prices for doing laundry; field signs; Washington’s wagoners; period order for cloth for female clothes) p.19