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Vol. XXIII No. 1 (Winter 1992)

  • “A Token of Surrender” or “One Mode of Attack”: The Firelock Clubb’d, Don N. Hagist (method of clubbing the firelock, and use of the position; see notes: V26#1) p.2
  • Knapsacks, and the Battle of Monmouth, Glenn C. Smith (examples of troops removing packs for battle; see Notes: V23#2) p.7
  • Coping with the Snow (period accounts of shoveling snow) p.8
  • 18th Century Turnshoe, Sam Fletcher (pattern and description of shoe recovered from Yorktown shipwreck) p.9
  • Shoulder Arms of the Officers of the Continental Army; with some mention of bayonets and the lack thereof, John U. Rees (discussion of arms carried by officers; see Notes: V23#2, V23#3, V23#4, V25#2) p.12
  • Markings on Scalps, Philip D. Weaver (period document describing scalps; see Notes: V23#2) p.15
  • Remarkable Occurrences – Anecdotes of Life as a Reenactor (vignettes from reenactors) p.16
  • Recent Journal Articles (articles relating to living history) p.17
  • Notes & Queries (the narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin; tompions in gun muzzles; field signs and the attack of a fortified place; 84th Regiment of Foot; newspaper advertisment concerning lunitic) p.18

Vol. XXIII No. 2 (Spring 1992)

  • The Officers of the Brigade of the American Revolution, 1962 – 1992 (list) p.2
  • Where We’ve Been: 30 Years of Brigade Events (list) p.4
  • Dragoons in the Reenactment Hobby, John Conway (employment of mounted dragoons in tacticals) p.9
  • Notes on Tents (period accounts of making, transporting, and pitching tents; bedding; officers’ tents; see “Markings on Tents”, V21#2; Notes: V24#2, V25#2, V25#4, V26#2) p.17
  • The Courage and Costs of Post-Bicentennial Re-enactors, Vincent J-R Kehoe (comparison of current vs. Bicentennial costs and considerations) p.23
  • Remarkable Occurrences – Anecdotes of Life as a Reenactor (vignettes from reenactors) p.25
  • Fieldwork: Order of Battle of the British Flank Battalions (placement of companies of different regiments when formed in battalion) p.26
  • Notes & Queries (description of period games; follow up on “Shoulder Arms of the Officers of the Continental Army”; follow up on
  • “Knapsacks, and the Battle of Monmouth”; documentation for linen tow for cleaning muskets; markings on scalps; fate of books) p.28

Vol. XXIII No. 3 (Summer 1992)

  • The Officers of the Northwest Department, Brigade of the American Revolution, 1973 – 1992 (list) p.2
  • Northwest Department Events, 1973 – 1992 (list) p.4
  • Songs for the British Light Infantry, 1778 – 1779, James L. Kochan (songs from period newspapers) (see “Music for Light Infantry Songs”, V25#3) p.6
  • “…that the Soldiers may Know… Respect”: Military Courtesies Shown to Officers by Enlisted Men in the Continental Army, John Rees (period salutes) (see Notes: V24#1) p.11
  • The Harsh Realities of Battle: Extracts from the Military Journal of Ebenezer Denny, Gilbert V. Riddle (experiences of an Ensign of the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment, May – July 1781) p.14
  • “Recruiting Instructions of Serjeant James Miller,” 1775, Todd W. Braisted (period recruiting orders) p.16
  • Some 18th Century Professions (list of period professions) p.17
  • Remarkable Occurrences – Anecdotes of Life as a Reenactor (vignettes from reenactors) p.18
  • Recent Journal Articles p.20
  • Notes & Queries (spoiling provisions due to green barrels; wooden rammers; portable soup; blanket points; firewards; followup to “Shoulder Arms of the Officers of the Continental Army” see notes V23#4) p.21

Vol. XXIII No. 4 (Autumn 1992)

  • Member Units of the Brigade of the American Revolution (list) p.2
  • “… the multitude of women”, An Examination of the Numbers of Female Camp Followers with the Continental Army (Part 1 of 3), John Rees (situation of women with the army; see V24#1, 2) p.5
  • Recent Journal Articles p.17
  • From Fact to Fantasy, The British 16th Light Dragoons and the Raid on Flemington, New Jersey, December 14, 1776, Gilbert V. Riddle (discussion of a small action, and its subsequent exaggeration; see V24#1; Notes: V24#2, V25#4) p.18
  • Notes & Queries (alliance cockades and British painted gaiters; Nathan Learned; recipe for portable soup; wooden rammers; blankets; firewards; followup to “Shoulder Arms of the Officers of the Continental Army”; quote concerning cleaning firelocks) p.27

Vol. XXIV No. 1 (Winter 1993)

  • Surgical Amputation, Ronald B. Anderson (discussion of period surgical practice) p.2
  • Additional Revelations on the Accounts of the Death of Coronet Geary, Gilbert V. Riddle (see V23#4) p.5
  • “… the multitude of women”, An Examination of the Numbers of Female Camp Followers with the Continental Army (Part 2 of 3), John Rees (situation of women with the army; see V23#4, V24#2) p.6
  • Lessons from the Courts: Finding the Stolen Stays, Linnea M. Bass and William W. Burke (information on stays, from a period court martial) p.17
  • The Propensity to Self-Destruct, William I. Allen (discussion of why reenactment units break up; see Notes: V24#2) p.18
  • “Instructions for the Enlisting of Men”, Philip D. Weaver (period recruiting orders) p.19
  • “In one of these Encampments…” (period description of life in an encampment) p.20
  • The Fate of an Artifact, Christopher S. Witmer (fate of American muskets after the war) p.21
  • Notes & Queries (alliance cockades; firewards; painting of Allen McLane; military courtesys; flashguard documentation) p.22

Vol. XXIV No. 2 (Spring 1993)

  • “… the multitude of women”, An Examination of the Numbers of Female Camp Followers with the Continental Army (Part 3 of 3), John Rees (situation of women with the army; see V23#4, V24#1) p.2
  • When the Exercise is Ended – The Quitting of it, William W. Burke (method of dismissal; see Notes: V24#4, V25#2) p.7
  • Lessons from the Courts: A Safe Guard Hits his Target, Don N. Hagist (insights on aiming muskets and ammunition, from a period court martial; see notes: V26#2) p.8
  • Notes from a Period Orderly Book: Orders of Major General Robert Howe, kept by John Faucheraud Grimk‚ (Whig orders from South Carolina, November 1777 – February 24, 1779; see Notes, V24#4) p.11
  • A Military Raincoat, Mark Hurwitz (period description and instructions of an oilcloth raincoat) p.13
  • Remarkable Occurrences – Anecdotes of Life as a Reenactor (vignettes from reenactors) p.14
  • Notes & Queries (quote from ‘Magazine of American History’ concering remains of barracks used to quarter Burgoyne’s troops after Saratoga; alliance cockades; blankets; comment on “The Propensity to Self Destruct”; tents & tent markings; common misspellings and mispronounciations of period words) p.16

Vol. XXIV No. 3 (Summer 1993)

  • The Women of the British Army, A General Overview. Part 1 – Who & How Many, Don N. Hagist (situation of women in the army; see V24#4, V25#1, V25#2; Notes: V25#1, V25#2, V25#3, V25#4) p.2
  • The Revolution in the West – An Introduction, Bob Cairns (overview of war on the western frontier with reading list, cronology &c.) p.11
  • Lessons from the Courts: What the Drunken Soldier Wore, Don N. Hagist (information on non-uniform British regimental clothing; see Notes: V25#1) p.16
  • Notes from a Period Orderly Book: A Summer Encampment, 1777, Kim R. Stacy (description of life in an encampment of the 84th Regiment of Foot) p.19
  • Gaiter Aid, or, How to Achieve Highly Polished Gaiters and Spatterdashes, William W. Burke, Linnea M. Bass (polishing black gaiters) p.23
  • Notes & Queries (weights of cartridge boxes) p.24

Vol. XXIV No. 4 (Autumn 1993)

  • “The Music of the Army…” An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army, (Part 1 of 2), John U. Rees (information from pension records; see V25#1) p.2
  • The Women of the British Army, A General Overview. Part 2 – Sober, Industrious Women, Don N. Hagist (see V24#3, V25#1, V25#2; Notes: V25#1, V25#2, V25#3, V25#4) p.9
  • Lessons from the Courts: Requiem for a Nurse, Don N. Hagist (fate of a British army woman) p.12
  • Camp Kitchens, Stephen R. Gilbert (discussion of circular kitchens, from period sources) p.18
  • Recent Journal Articles p.21
  • Notes & Queries (laundry rates; wooden rammers; reply to “Notes from a Period Orderly Book… kept by John Faucheraud Grimk,”; alliance cockades; dismissing troops; reply to “Of Turns and Turning”) p.22