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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.)


“Brigade News and Information can include: Calendar, Meetings, Upcoming Events, Past Events &c. (ads are not incluced.)

Vol. I No. 1 (Winter 1962) [this issue entitled “The Continental Line”]

  • Editorial: Off and Running, Wayne Michael Daniels (intro to and intent of the Dispatch) p.3
  • Official Report: First Company Firelock Matches, Robert Fisch (results of first semi-annual firelock matches) p.4
  • The Military Hunting Shirt, Wayne Michael Daniels (short history of hunting shirt with pattern) p.7
  • Brigade News and Information p.10
  • Fabrics of the Revolutionary Period, [author unknown] (descriptions of period fabrics) p.11

Vol. I No. 2 (August/September 1964) [this second issue is titled “The Continental Courier”]

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 3
  • The Order of Dress for Brigade Functions, Wayne M. Daniels (descriptions of dress regulations like “Fatigue Dress” &c.) p.2

Vol. I No. 3 (November 1964) [this issue, & all subsequent issues, entitled “The Brigade Dispatch”]

  • Brigade News and Information p.1
  • The Order of Dress for Brigade Functions p.2

Vol. II No. 1 (January 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • Regimental Notes: McDougall’s First Regt. N.Y. (biography of this unit) p.3

Vol. II No. 2 (February 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • The Committee of Safety (safety regulations for Brigade events) p.1
  • 1965 Roster: National Officers, Staff and Unit Commanders p.3

Vol. II No. 3 (March 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • Wayne Michael Daniels (story of a New York City judge as a moral) p.2
  • Regimental Notes: The First Maryland Regiment (biography of unit) p.3

Vol. II No. 4 (June 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • 6th Nat’l Firelock Matches, May 22-23, 1965 (event results) p.3
  • How to Write Articles for The Brigade Dispatch, Edwin S. Wright (length of articles &c.) p.4

Vol. II No. 5 (August 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • How to Make Leather Goods, John Frayler (Instructions for Sewing, Dyeing and Working Leather) p.3
  • History of the First Pennsylvania Regiment, George Kusel p.5

Vol. II No. 6 (September 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3, 4
  • 7th Nat’l Firelock Matches, Aug 21-22 (event results) p.2
  • Regimental Notes: Tips, Paul Nichols (making a canteen taste fresh) p.4
  • Regimental Notes: Tips, Wayne M. Daniels (“Garry’s It” rust prevention & lubricant) p.4
  • The New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor Cantonment (the Cantonment during the revolution) p.5
  • Springfield in the Revolution, Peter Comtois (Springfield as depot and armory for Washington) p.6

Vol. II No. 8 (December 1965)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • Results of the Brigade Reproduction Authenticity Contest p.2
  • So You Need a Canteen, Charles Meyer (instructions for making a canteen) p.4

Vol. III No.1 (February 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • Regimental Notes: Shooting Tip, Paul Nichols (method for sharpening flints while they are in the gun) p.3
  • Some Notes and Advice on the Cocking of Hats, George C. Woodbridge (descriptions of period styles of cocked hats with instructions for cocking your own hat) p.4
  • Cocked Hat Lining, Wayne M. Daniels (instructions for lining your own hat) p.7

Vol. III No.1 (February 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • Regimental Notes: Shooting Tip, Paul Nichols (method for sharpening flints while they are in the gun) p.3
  • Some Notes and Advice on the Cocking of Hats, George C. Woodbridge (descriptions of period styles of cocked hats with instructions for cocking your own hat) p.4
  • Cocked Hat Lining, Wayne M. Daniels (instructions for lining your own hat) p.7

Vol. III No. 2 (March 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1
  • Regimental Notes: Tips on Making a Bullet Block, Paul Nichols p.2
  • The Band of Music of the Second Virginia Regiment, 1779-1783, George P. Caroll (music and the letters of Col. Christian Febiger) p.4
  • Team Matches Questionnaire (questionnaire on live fire event, targets, rounds &c.) p.7

Vol. III No. 3 (April 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1
  • A British Military Blanket, Wayne Michael Daniels (detailed description of an original blanket) p.2

Vol. III No. 4 (June 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • W M Daniels and Son: Makers of Fine Historic Reproductions (ad/description of reproduction products) p.3

Vol. III No. 5 (July 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • Editorial, (drinking at brigade events, and one incident) p.1
  • Past Events: 8th. National Firelock Matches – Results p.3
  • Life with the Brigade and How to Survive It (Confessions of a Brigade Wife), “Patience” p.4

Vol. III No. 5 [Misnumbered] (September 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • Past Events, (results of firelock match) p.3
  • On Leather Work and Inferiority Complexes, Charles W. Meyer (instructions for making bayonet and sword scabbards) p.4

Vol. III No. 6 (October 1966)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • Past Event, (9th national firelock match results) p.2
  • The Care and Feeding of Leather: New and Old, Wayne M. Daniels (care of leather, breaking it in and storage p.4

Vol. IV No. 1 (January 1967)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • The Ferguson Rifle, Peter Comtois (Patrick Furguson and his breech-loading rifle) p.3
  • Recommended Books: A Treatise on Artillery (reprint of 1759 artillery manual) p.7
  • Recommended Books: Baron Von Steuben and His Regulations (reprint of Steuben’s manual) p.7
  • Recommended Books: History Written with a Pick and Shovel (composite of articles by Calver & Bolton, who dug for military artifacts in New York area: includes photos of artifacts) p.7
  • National Officers of the Brigade of the American Revolution p.8
  • Unit Commanders, (list of 1967 unit officers with addresses) p.9
  • The Gun Flint in the American Revolution, George C. Woodbridge (manufacture, sheathing, types and making of gun flints p.10

Vol. IV No. 2 (March 1967)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2
  • The School of the Army: 13 May 1967 (upcoming events) p.2
  • From The Office of the Inspector General, George C. Woodbridge (on the need for more shabbiness in clothes) p.4
  • Famous Order, Gerald C. Stowe (copy of Gen. Washington’s order dated July 29, 1779 on swearing) p.5
  • Recommended Book: Uniforms of the British Army, 4 vols (British uniforms from the 14th century thru 1800) p.5
  • Fort Frederick, Ross Kimmel (history of fort and plans for event) p.6
  • A Catalog of Ordnance and Military Stores Captured by British Forces Under General Howe During the Campaign in New York and New Jersey, 12 July- 14 December 1776, George C. Woodbridge p.8

Vol. IV No. 3 (June 1967)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 4
  • Regimental Notes, James O’Connor (period hair styles) p.3
  • Regimental Notes, Martin A. Pope (Indian method for hunting duck) p.3
  • Some Minutiae Concerning Soldier Life in the 18th Century, Together with a Number of Humorous Anecdotes for the Edification of the Troops of the Brigade, the Whole Gleaned from Various Contemporary Books and Papers, G. Woodbridge (blacking recipe, salutes &c) p.3
  • Knowlton’s Rangers, Charles Carrow (biography of Thomas Knowlton and his Rangers) p.4
  • How to Throw a Tomahawk, W. Wigham p.5
  • The Colonial Wool Industry, W. M. Daniels (the keeping of sheep, manufacture and use of wool) p.6

Vol. IV No. 4 (August 1967)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 2, 3
  • From the Committee of Safety (safety at brigade firelock matches) p.3
  • 5th Conn. Regt., The Bishop Seabury Corps (short history of a re-created unit) p.4
  • Common Pike Heads of the American Revolution, George C. Neumann (history of the use of pikes with pictures of originals) p.5
  • Colonial Paint, Charles W. Meyer (descriptions of paints and oils available in the colonies) p.6
  • Regimental Coats, George C. Woodbridge (styles and materials of British and Whig regimental coats) p.8
  • Colonial Dyes, Martin Pope (natural dyes & mordants for clothing) p.9

Vol. IV No. 5 (November 1967)

  • Brigade News and Information p.1, 4, 5
  • From the Brigade Inspector, George C. Woodbridge (results of the inspections of four brigade units: The Corps of Light Infantry, The Bergen County Militia,1st Maryland Regiment, 3rd Maryland Regiment) p.2
  • Musick, G. C. Woodbridge (a excerpt from “A System for the Complete Interior Management and Economy of a Battalion of Infantry”, printed 1775, on thequalifications necessary in a Drum-Major, Drummer &c.) p.6
  • Roger’s Rangers, Robert Rogers (instructions by Maj. Rogers to his men on provisions, how to behave, marching and general day-to-day instructions) p.9
  • “If I Were King of the Forest”, Wayne M. Daniels (the author’s wish-list) p.9