The very talented violinist Tim Nutter at Koh-Koh-Mah 2012.
Heading to Fort Massac. Hope to see ya there!
I was finally able to upload the 2012 Koh-Koh-Mah pictures to the photo gallery. Check them out when you get time.
“On this day in 1781, General George Washington, commanding a force of 17,000 French and Continental troops, begins the siege known as the Battle of Yorktown against British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and a contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown,Virginia, in the most important battle of the Revolutionary War.
Earlier, in a stroke of luck for the Patriots, the French fleet commanded by Francois, Count de Grasse, departed St. Domingue (the then-French colony that is now Haiti) for the Chesapeake Bay, just as Cornwallis chose Yorktown, at the mouth of the Chesapeake, as his base. Washington realized that it was time to act. He ordered Marquis de Lafayette and an American army of 5,000 troops to block Cornwallis’ escape from Yorktown by land while the French naval fleet blocked the British escape by sea. By September 28, Washington had completely encircled Cornwallis and Yorktown with the combined forces of Continental and French troops. After three weeks of non-stop bombardment, both day and night, from cannon and artillery, Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in the field at Yorktown on October 17, 1781, effectively ending the War for Independence.
Pleading illness, Cornwallis did not attend the formal surrender ceremony, held on October 19. Instead, his second in command, General Charles O’Hara, carried Cornwallis’ sword to the American and French commanders.
Although the war persisted on the high seas and in other theaters, the Patriot victory at Yorktown ended fighting in the American colonies. Peace negotiations began in 1782, and on September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally recognizing theUnited States as a free and independent nation after eight years of war.”
The 2012 Fort Loudoun Trade Faire pictures have been added to the photo gallery. There aren’t many, but check em out. These young men pictured is what it’s all about. I firmly support youth involvement in living history events.
My new book coming in 2013. David Wright did the cover art and Suzanne Larner (aka Mad Anne Bailey) has agreed to write the Forward. The book will be in two parts: The first will be about the Illinois Indians using primary source documentation. The second will be about how to conduct an accurate 18th century Eastern Woodland Indian portrayal. A webpage dedicated to the book is under construction and should be available in the near future.
“The American flag was flown in battle for the first time on this day in 1777, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware. Patriot General William Maxwell ordered the “Stars and Stripes” banner raised as a detachment of his infantry and cavalry met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops. The rebels were defeated and forced to retreat to Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, where they joined General George Washington’s main force.
Three months earlier, on June 14, the Continental Congress had adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became known as the Stars and Stripes, was based on the Grand Union flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars on a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.
With the entrance of new states into the Union after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent the new additions. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.
On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the flag. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and, in 1949, Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.”
If you missed last weekend’s CLA (Contemporary Longrifle Association) show, annually held in Lexington, Kentucky, then you missed a good show. Warrior’s Trail had our table set up again this year and we had a pretty successful weekend.
Our table was directly next to our friends from Journal of the Early Americas for the second straight year, which we enjoyed. We saw lots of old friends and made plenty of new ones. I almost completely sold out of books, sold some “trekker’s candles”, and a few pieces of art.
Had the pleasure of seeing the “Tecumseh rifle”, which was being displayed by the Museum of the Fur Trade, where the rifle currently makes it’s home. Saw the beautifully crafted reproduction of the rifle as well as all of the other exquisite pieces that were auctioned off on Saturday.
Artist, Andrew Knez Jr. was present, at the show, and had the painting “Water For The Sentry” on display, which I had the distinct honor of modeling for.
Also, I unveiled the book cover for my new book that will be coming in 2013. (More on this will be posted later) The book cover drew quite a bit of attention!
Overall, it was another great experience in this fantastic hobby (or for me – a lifestyle). If you didn’t make it to the show this year, we hope to see you next year. It’s worth the trip.
(More photos available under the “Photo Gallery” section of this site)
Trekker’s Candle – $5.00
100% Pure Beeswax. Fits well in your possibles bag, haversack, knapsack, etc… Can be used as a candle or for waterproofing.
The candle tins are 2 5/8″ in diameter and 7/8″ in depth.
Unfortunately, the cheapest I can ship these for is $4.00. I can ship multiple candles for the same shipping price to help save the cost. Visit the “For Sale” tab for further. Limited number remaining.
We here at Warrior’s Trail would like to welcome Glacier Wear Furs as one of our newest sponsors. Glacier Wear, out of Eureka, Montana, offers tanned furs in elk, deer, fox, beaver, bear, coyote, rabbit and many others. The elk is even offered in brain tan leather!
Owners, Randy and Colleen have been involved in the fur industry for 20 plus years. Each fur is hand selected and graded for quality with meticulous attention to detail. All furs are backed by a 100% guarantee. I have compared Glacier Wear’s prices to other companies and the pricing is either comparable or in most cases better.
I first learned about Glacier Wear when a friend of mine, Cole Lawrence (Running Dog), showed up at a living history event with a marvelous looking Elk fur from Glacier Wear. I must admit I was, and still am, jealous of that fur. I have since acquired a very nice deer fur, from Glacier Wear, that I use as part of my bedroll when I sleep under my lean-to.
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