18th c. Web Sites and Sutler's Links

    Welcome to the 2nd Albany's Favorite 18th c. Web Sites. Here we have links to lists of units that Reenact the Revolutionary War, Umbrella Organizations, Historic Sites and Museums, Online Documentation Sites and Sutler's list. While this list is by no means complete, the sites listed are the ones that we have found to be the most informative and entertaining. We hope that you enjoy them.


Patriot Units

1st Ulster Co. Militia: The First Ulster County Militia is a group of individuals dedicated to the living history reenactment of 18th century lifestyles of the citizen soldiers and other residents of the Hudson Valley region of New York State. They portray Captain Dederick's 3rd Company of Colonel Johannes Snyder's Regiment of the First Ulster County Militia.

Selin's Rifle Co.: Selin's Rifle Co., is a re-creation of an original American Revolutionary Rifle Unit which fought during the American War Of Independence.

The 2nd North Carolina Regiment: Link to the 2nd North Carolina Regiment, a Continental Army unit that served in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783.

The 2nd Virginia Regiment: The 2d Virginia Regiment is recreated by a group of dedicated historians with a love of history who which to represent the life and times of the common Continental soldier as accurately as possible.

Gaskin's Virginia Battalion: This group recreates the history of Col. Thomas Gaskins' Virginia Battalion, one of the very few Virginian Continental Infantry units in action during the trying times of 1781.

First Company of Maryland's Rifles: This group recreates the history of Capt. Michael Cresap's Company, the first Southern unit to join General Washington at Boston in 1775.

The 85ème Régiment de Saintonge: They portray one of the five French regiments under the command of Le Comte de Rochambeau that played a decisive role in achieving the allied victory at Yorktown and gaining American independence.

The 4th Middlesex Militia: They portray a 'mid-war' (1778) cililian unit representing the citizen soldier part of the Continental Army that was organized to perform garrison and guard duties, as well as fighting in actual engagements, in our case mostly along the Hudson River Valley.

The 1st New York Regiment: They portray a Continental Line unit which saw continuous service throught out the American Revolutionary War.

7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line (1779): This recreated unit was originally the 11th Virginia before being redesignated in 1778 as the 7th. While the 11th Virginia, they were commanded by Col. Morgan, perhaps the most famous "rifleman" of the American Revolution.

2nd New Jersey Regiment, Helms’ Company of the Continental Line: This unit served faithfully throughout the Revolutionary War, including serving in the failed attempt by Benedict Arnold (before turning trator) to capture Canada for the American cause.

Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, Learned's Brigade: The 2nd Mass is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to interpret the lives of the soldiers and women of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

The Second South Carolina Regiment: The Second South Carolina Regiment is a volunteer living history organization dedicated to recreating the daily activities and experiences of one of the most famous American units of the Revolutionary War in the southern colonies.

Lauzun's Legion: A living history organization devoted to the research and portrayal of French and other European soldiers who were part of the French military establishment and served in the American colonies during the American War for Independence.

Whitcomb's Rangers: Benjamin Whitcomb's Independent Corps of Rangers is a non-profit corporation established in 1975 to re-create the life style of the Rangers in the War of Independence, 1776-1781.


Crown Units

Claus' Rangers: This a link to Claus's Rangers Home page. This Loyalist group recreates what life was like as a ranger in the Indian Department during the time of the American Revolution.

The KRRNY: This group recreates Loyalist soldiers and their families who fled to Canada to form the first Loyalist regiment raised on Canadian soil, the King's Royal Regiment of New York.

The 4th Company - Brigade of Guards: Link to a group of reenactors who recreate His Majesty's 1st Coldstream and 3rd Foot Guard Regiments, who participated in the American Revolutionary War.

His Majesty's 64th Regiment of Foot: Link to a group who faithfully recreate the 64th Regiment as it was during the American Revolution. A well documented site.


Umbrella Organizations and E-Mail Lists

Rew War List: This is a link to subscribe to the Rev War List. It is open to all who are interested in the 18th c. in the United States and Canada. There are also links to documentation and the lists archives.

18th C. Womens List: This list deals with issues that effect women; clothing, manners, mores, status, condition, and more. Membership is open to all, not just women.

BVMA: This is a link to the BVMA (Burning of the Valleys Military Association), our umbrella organization. The members of this group work together to make the public aware of a little known facet of the American Revolutionary War, the warfare amongst the inhabitants of upstate New York in the Hudson, Mohawk and Schohary Valleys and its importance to the fight for freedom from England.

The Brigade of the American Revolution: The Brigade is a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children.

North West Territory Alliance: An excellent site dedicated to the recreation and study of life during the American Revolution.

The Woodland Confederacy: This group examines and recreates the role that the Native American Indians played before and during the American Revolution.

The British Brigade: The British Brigade is dedicated to honouring the memories of those British and American soldiers and their families who served their country while fighting and dying for their beliefs and loyalties during the American War of Independence.

The Continental Line: The Continental Line is a non-profit educational organization of recreated units representing the Continental Army, the various colonial militias, the Continental Navy, the Continental Marines, and units in the service of the French King during the American Revolution.

The Muzzle Loader Mailing List: Web site for the Muzzle Loader Mailing List, a large electronic discussion group who carry on a perpetual conversation about most any aspect of black powder shooting you can imagine


18th c. Museums and Historic Sites

Schenectady County Historical Society: Takes you thru a brief history of Schenectady, where the 2nd Albany County Militia was formed.

Old Stone Fort Museum: The Museum complex celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of New York's beautiful Schoharie Valley. Buildings include an early 1700's home, 1780's Dutch barn,1830's law office and 1890's one-room school as well as the 1772 stone church that was fortified and attacked by British forces in 1780.

Old Fort Johnson: Home to Sir William Johnson, for 14 years, during the French and Indian War and the site of numerous Indian conferences.

Mabee Farm Historic Site: SIte of the oldest standing home in the Mohawk Valley. The Schenectady County Historical Society is continuing to develop the farm site as a museum and educational center for the community and holds Colonial events, workshops, tours and educational programs which reflect the historical significance of this early Mohawk River farmstead.

The New York State Museum: Takes you to the NYS Museum, where you can check up on the latest exhibits and online documentation.

Fort Frederick State Park: The site of Maryland's frontier defense during the French and Indian War (1754-1763), Fort Frederick saw service again during the American Revolution as a prison for Hessian (German) and British soldiers.

Prickett's Fort: Now a state park, the original fort was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774, and provided a place of refuge from Indian attack for early settlers to the area.

Valley Forge: Valley Forge is the story of the six month encampment of the Continental Army of the newly formed United States of America under the command of General George Washington.

Historic Mansker's Station: Located in the City of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The site represents the Station built by Kasper Mansker in the late 18th Century.

Fort Stanwix: Located in Rome, NY, during the American Revolution British military forces were repulsed while attempting to besiege the fort. American militia and Oneida allies tried to come to the aid of Fort Stanwix, but were cut off in an ambush at Oriskany, considered one of the bloodiest engagements of the war

Fort Ticonderoga: Site of several battles during the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.

Saratoga National Park: The Battle of Saratoga was considered by many to be the "Turning Point" of the American Revolution. It was not only the first time a British Army had surrendered to the Americans, but this victory also helped forge an alliance between the Americans and the French.

Massachusetts Historical Society - Bunker Hill: Site of the famous Battle of Bunker Hill. Tells the history of the battle thru primary documentation.

Historic VanSchaick Mansion: Military headquarters during the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The mansion is located on Van Schaick Island at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers at Cohoes, New York.

Canajoharie & Palantine Area History Site: A brief history of Canajoharie, Palantine Bridge, Stone Arabia and surrounding areas. The 2nd Albany Militia saw action in this area.


18th c. Online Documentation

Drums Along the Mohawk: This link focuses on the New York frontier in 1777 and the effect that the conflict between the colonies and England is having on the inhabitants of the Mohawk Valley.

Daughters of the Revolution: The DAR was formed to promote historic preservation, education and patriotic endeavor.

Sons of the Revolution: A large and comprehensive look at the American Revolution. Much documentation.

Early Canada Online: An online source for information on Canadian history. In both English and French.

The American Colonist's Library: Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History. An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals. Excellent site.

The Battle of Wyoming: These pages about the Battle of Wyoming are from The Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution by John Benson Lossing.

American Antiquarian Society: A national research library of American history.

The Loyalist Institute: A repository of information of interest to those who wish to study those who remained loyal to King George III during the American Revolution.

American Memory - The Library of Congress: The American Revolution and Its Era - Maps and Charts of North American and the West Indies from 1750 - 1789. Over 2000 maps listed, some online and more being added each month.

Military Service Records: The NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) repository for microfilmed service records for US military personnel, including the Revolutionary War era.

New York State Forts: This web site contains an alphabetical listing of all forts, camps, "castles", fields, bases, etc., that exist(ed) in New York State.

Naval History of the American Revolution: Extensive online documentation covering Naval operations during the Amercan Revolutionary War.

Runaway Slave advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers: A website that lists runaway slave advertisements taken from 18th-century Virginia newspapers. Compiled by Professor Thomas Costa, Professor of History, University of Virginia's College at Wise. The database is searchable.


Online Magazine and Histroy Site Links

On the Trail Magazine: An excellent online publication for Historical Trekkers, Experimental Archaeologists, Re-enactors and Living Historians.

The History Net: Publishes a wide historical range of acticles on historical events in United States history.

Muzzle Blasts: Online home of the NMLRA - National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, which exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve NMLRA's and our nation's rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.

Discovery Channel: Online home of the T.V. channel Discovery.

Muzzleloader Magazine: A publication for Black Powder Shooters. Published bi-monthly, the magazine has many articles about pre-1845 history.

The History Channel: Online companion of the T.V. channel The History Channel.


18th c. Sutler's Links

Bradley Company of the Fox: Offers a wide selection of fine 18th c. reproduction items.

Just Two Tailors: Offer off-the-rack and custom designed clothing to the discriminating reenactor.

Double Edge Forge: Mr. Miles offers a variety of hand forged knives and tomahawks. Excellent workmanship.

Five Rivers Chapmanry: Offers vintage cooperage, clothing and cloth to the historically & artistically minded persons.

Fugawee: Fugawee offers period correct footware and shoe buckles.

G. Gedney Godwin: Offers a wide variery of products that are useful to the reenactor of the Revolutionary War.

Carl Giordano - Tinsmith: Offers to the public a fine selection of tinware made of excellent craftsmanship.

Goosebay Workshops: Master Metalsmith Peter Goebel Makes & Sells the Finest Historic Reproduction Tinware, Copperware and Brass available. Excellent craftsmanship.

C & D Jarnigan: Offers 18th c clothing and accessories.

Jas. Townsend: Mr. Townsend and company offers a wide selection of 18th c. and early 19th c. goods.

Avalon Forge: Variety of goods for the military reenactor. Also well researched replica tools such as axes, shovels and fascine knives.

P. Patrick White Historic Art and Illustrations: Historic art pertaining to the 18th century, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, eastern woodland Indian, and military & camp life.

Bryant White Illustration and Design: Historic illustrations of the 18th century.

Panther Primitives: Offers a wide range of tents and tent accessories. Also offers many goods useful to the reenactor.

Roy Najecki: Mr. Najecki offers a fine assortment of reproduction buttons, hats, cartridge boxes and more.

The Scarlet Scarab Temptations & delights of the Past - Fine Accoutrements for 18th Century Re-enactors.

Smiling Fox Forge: Offers for sale to the reenactor a wide range of items, including clothing, jewelry, sewing needs and iron goods.

Sullivan's Press: Fine Reproductions of 18th and 19th Century Books, Documents, and Stationery.

Tentsmiths: They offer a wide variety of authentic period tents and accessories.

Track of the Wolf: They offer a large selection of muzzleloading gun kits, gun parts and accessories.

Twisted and Bent Blacksmith/Woodwork Shop: These gentlemen offer a variety of handmade metal and wood products, of historical correctness, for the 18th c. reenactor.

Walden Font: Walden Font offers TrueType fonts to give your documents a historically correct look.

Barkertown Sutlers: They offer clothing and iron goods.

Wooded Hamlet: Chandlers to the historically minded, that of all-natural fiber trims, ribbons and webbings. Heedlearts tools and supplies.

Wm. Booth, Draper, At the Sign of the Unicorn: They specialize in wool, flax, and hemp fabrics and they also sell many patterns and a wide range of bone notions, gold lace, wool braid, silk ribbon, swords, etc.

MinuteMan Armoury: Here you will find handcrafted historical replicas that will fit your needs to portray an American Colonial Militiaman of the 18th century.


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