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The page numbers refer to the first page of the article.
“Brigade News and Information can include: Calendar, Meetings, Upcoming Events, Past Events &c. (ads are not incluced.)


Vol. XXVII No. 1 (Spring 1997)

  • Women’s Smock Races in England before 1785, Peter F. Radford (discussion of a popular recreation; see Notes V28#2) p.2
  • Private Yankee Doodle goes to West Point, Paul R. Ackermann (first-hand accounts of a soldier) p.6
  • The Professionals in the Braunschweig Regiments who took part in the American Revolutionary War under the British Crown (Part 2 of 3), Helga Doblin (surgeons, chaplains and clerks; see V26#4, V27#2) p.14
  • Encamped en potence (alternative camp layouts) p.16
  • Notes on Bands of Music in the British Regiments, Don N. Hagist (information from primary sources; see Notes V28#4) p.17
  • Reviews of Books (Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American RevolutionMaryland Loyalists in the American Revolution; Enemy Views: The American Revolutionary War as Recorded by the Hessian Participants) p.20
  • Notes and Queries (game of prison-bars; knit patterns; bagpipes in Continental regiments, hooks & eyes on regimentals) p.22
  • Farewell Address, Mark Hurwitz Express p.2-4
  • Images from Trenton Express 1-4

    Vol. XXVII No. 2 (Summer 1997)

  • Refugees & Others: Loyalist Families in the American War for Independence (Part 2 of 2), Todd W. Braisted (situation of displaced civilians; see V26#4) p.2
  • “Not a bush to make a shade near [at] hand…”: Bush Bowers, “Arbours” and “Shades”, 1776-1782, John U. Rees (descriptions from primary sources, suggestions on construction; see Notes V27#3, V29#2, #3, V32#3) p.7
  • Some Things Never Change, Mark Tully (primary sources on rearranging camps) p.18
  • The Professionals in the Braunschweig Regiments who took part in the American Revolutionary War under the British Crown (Part 3 of 3), Helga Doblin surgeons, chaplains and clerks; see V26#4, V27#1) p.19
  • Recent Journal Articles p.22
  • Reviews of Books (The Bayonet in New France 1665-1760; An Officer’s Guide for Re-created British Regiments of Foot, Vol. 4; Georg Pausch’s Journal and Reports of the Campaign in America) p.23
  • Images from filming of Liberty! Express p.1
  • Images from the Grand Encampment Express p.3
  • Insert: Regulations Governing Target Competition and Merchant Guidelines

    Vol. XXVII No. 3 (Autumn 1997)

  • “Properly fixed upon the Men…” Linen Bags for Camp Kettles, John U. Rees (information from primary sources; see V28#3) p.2
  • An Essay on Fortification, Vincent J-R Kehoe (reprinted from a period military text) p.6
  • Recent Journal Articles p.13
  • Popular Theater in Colonial America, Norman H. Fuss, jr. (statistical information on popular plays) p.14
  • How Many Buttons on a Waistcoat?, Don N. Hagist (information from primary sources) p.15
  • Lessons from the Courts: Postwar Plight of a Loyalist Family, Bob Shanahan (situation of a family) p.16
  • Dangerous Cross-Dressing Women, Dave McKissiak (description from a primary source) p.17
  • Reviews of Books (A Well-Executed Failure: The Sullivan Campaign against the Iroquois, July-September 1779; Diaries of Two Ansbach Jaegers) p.18
  • Notes & Queries (bowers; German regimental surgeons) p.20
  • A Scene from the School of the Soldier, 1997 Express p.1
  • A Brief History of the Brigade, Bill Wigham Express p.2
  • Fusslappen or Foot Rags, Bill Wigham Express p.4
  • Vol. XXVII No. 4 (Winter 1997) The Third New Jersey Regiment, Maxwell’s Brigade, and the Campaign of 1778, Mark Hurwitz (discussion of a brigade’s role in the battle) p.2
  • A Woman on Campaign: Clothing of a Soldier’s Wife in the 84th Regiment, Kim Stacey (description from primary sources) p.12
  • 18th Century Costume References, Norm Fuss (bibliography of reference material) p.13
  • Notes from a Period Orderly Book: Colonel Thomas Craft’s Regiment of Artillery, Boston, 1776-1778 (information from a primary source) p.14
  • Lessons from the Courts: Mixing Uniforms within a Detachment, Don N. Hagist (description based on primary sources) p.17
  • Recent Journal Articles p.19
  • Notes & Queries (hooks and eyes; songs) p.20
  • Images from Constitution Island Express p.1

    Vol. XXVIII No. 1 (Spring 1998)

  • “…the number of rations issued to women in the camp.”: New Material concerning Female Followers with Continental Regiments (Part 1 of 2), John U. Rees (see V28#2) p.2
  • Notes from Period Orderly Books: Ammunition Handling in the British Army, Gilbert V. Riddle (information from primary sources; see Notes V29#4, V30#2) p.11
  • Cuthbertson on Ammunition (sidebar to above) p.13
  • Lessons from the Courts: Neglect of Duty, or Miscommunication?, Todd W. Braisted (officer on trial for failing to complete paperwork) p.14
  • RUN AWAY from the SUBSCRIBER (newspaper ads describing people) p.16
  • Reviews of Books (From Redcoat to Rebel: The Thomas Sullivan Journal) p.18
  • Notes & Queries (iron kettles; uniforms of british volunteers; the internet as a research tool) p.19
  • Images from Monmouth Express p.1
  • Images from Fort Lee Express p.4

    Vol. XXVIII No. 2 (Summer 1998)

  • The First Battalion of Pennsylvania Loyalists, George Woodbridge & P.R.N. Katcher (plate and description of uniform, equipment &c.) p.(front and inside front cover) “…the number of rations issued to women in the camp.”: New Material Concerning Female Followers with Continental Regiments (Part 2 of 2), John U. Rees (see V28#1) p.2
  • Calling a Spade a Spade, Mark Tully & Bill Potter (pictures and descriptions; see Notes V29#2) p.15
  • Notes from a Period Orderly Book: Marching Orders given at Valley Forge (details on formations) p.17
  • Is “Brown Bess” at term from our Period?, Don N. Hagist (examples of usage) p.19
  • RUN AWAY from the SUBSCRIBER, (newspaper advertisements describing people) p.20
  • Reviews of Books (Canada during the American Revolutionary War: Lieutenant Friedrich Julius von Papet’s Journal of the Sea Voyage to North America and the Campaign Conducted There; The Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778) p.22
  • Notes & Queries (hooks and eyes on coats; smock races) p.24
  • Sketch of the Camp Color of the 84th Royal Highland Emigrants (inside back cover) Sketches of Cyphers (Monograms), George Woodbridge (british belt and box plates) p.back cover Sketches of heel plates Express p.1
  • Sketches of British Light Infantry Caps Express p.2
  • American cartridge pouch decoration Express p.3
  • Sketches of camp tools (picks, fascine knife &c.) Express p.4

    Vol. XXVIII No. 3 (Autumn 1998)

  • The Massachusetts Bounty Coat of 1775, Henry M. Cooke IV (descriptions and pictures) p.2
  • Lapels vs. Facings: Clarification of the Terminology, Henry M. Cooke IV (sidebar to above) p.8
  • Recent Journal Articles p.11
  • “A disgusting incumbrance to the troops…” More on Kettle Bags and Carts in the Continental Army, 1781, John U. Rees (information from primary sources; see V27#3 and Notes V29#4) p.12
  • “Huzzah!” or “Huzzay!”: What is the Proper 18th Century Pronunciation? Norm and Barbara Fuss (examples from primary sources; see V30#1 and Notes, V29#3, V30#3, #4) p.14
  • RUN AWAY from the SUBSCRIBER (newspaper ads describing people) p.16
  • Reviews of Books (An Officer’s Guide for Re-created British Regiments of Foot Vol. 5; In the Path of War: Children of the American Revolution Tell Their Stories) p.18
  • Notes & Queries (laundresses) p.20
  • New Hampshire Militia, 1775 Express p.1
  • French Model 1767 cartridge pouch Express p.2
  • Sketches of British cartridge pouch plates Express p.3
  • Sketches of brass shoe buckles (see Notes V29#2) Express p.4

    Vol. XXVIII No. 4 (Winter 1998)

  • Posting a Letter, Bart Reynolds (description of the postal system) p.2
  • An Act for Altering Certain Rates of Postage (sidebar to above) p.4
  • Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers (period text by Benjamin Rush) p.6
  • Clothing of a Soldier’s Wife in the 7th Regiment of Foot, John U. Rees (information from a primary source) p.10
  • Lessons from the Courts: A Drummer who Understands Whipping (information from the trial of a soldier of the Delaware Regiment) p.11
  • Artifacts: A Complete “Triangle” Musket Tool, William L. Dixon (example of an original, which differs from the common reproductions) p.12
  • Wooden Flints (primary source information on practice flints) p.14
  • RUN AWAY from the SUBSCRIBER (newspaper ads describing people) p.15
  • Reviews of Books (The Packet, A Collection of Articles and Essays for the 18th-Century Re-enactor) p.17
  • Recent Journal Articles p.18
  • Notes & Queries (camp followers left behind; tent markings) p.19
  • Resources on the Internet (websites of interest) p.20
  • Images from Quebec Express p.1