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by Keith
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forlorn Hope
Replies: 2
Views: 15488

Re: Forlorn Hope

Generally the term "The Forlorn Hope" is the title given to the initial group going through the breach or over the walls (via ladders) of an enemy fort. One can imagin that going into a well defended fort would be hard enough. Going into a fort via hole created by artilery or explosives we...
by Keith
Mon May 31, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry
Replies: 6
Views: 22761

Re: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry

Thanks Bill!
by Keith
Fri May 28, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry
Replies: 6
Views: 22761

Re: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry

Pud:

I was wondering if you could describe the ensin in a little more detail. I was thinking of having a flag made here by one of the local craftsmen. (For my own use as addornment for my "man's room" in the new house.)

Also did the regiment have a motto?

Keith
by Keith
Fri May 14, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry
Replies: 6
Views: 22761

Re: COLOURS of the Glengarry Light Infantry

Pud: Since the unit styles it self off of a rifle regiment in some ways, would it not be possible that the GLI's colours were (or ment to be ) on the regimental drum as per rifle regiments? Also if they were to be a flag type what would they have looked like? Also what would the traveling ensigns ha...
by Keith
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Appropriate canteen
Replies: 4
Views: 30761

Appropriate canteen

Guys: I'm wondering what the appropreate canteen for the time period would be? From what I have read on line it would seem that the round blue wooden one is correct, however I have also found that the british used a half moon or kidney shaped metal one during the FIW time frame. If this is so would ...
by Keith
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Forage cap
Replies: 2
Views: 11167

Re: Forage cap

Pud: Once again thanks, much appreciated. I won't be at Ogdensburg as I'm still on exercise in California. Whish I was going though, sounds alot more fun and exciting than being here preping for deployment. Have fun and take plenty pf pics. I'll be out at the first drill practise once I get back at ...
by Keith
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Good place to by flints.
Replies: 4
Views: 16410

Re: Good place to by flints.

Thanks Pud.
by Keith
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Forage cap
Replies: 2
Views: 11167

Forage cap

A quick one on this subject. With regards to the forage cap, which one is more appropreate for us? The wedge type, the night cap or the pork pie? Also would there be any distinctive unit markings on the one we would wear?

Keith
by Keith
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Good place to by flints.
Replies: 4
Views: 16410

Good place to by flints.

Guys: Where is a good place to buy flints? Marstar has them in two sizes 3/4" and 5/8"! Which one is the right size for the Bess? Also which is the right powder to use? I'm sure if I go to Bass Pro shop they would be able to set me up with it but I'd rather as you guys. Also what's a good ...
by Keith
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Length for Powder Messure and Patern for Cartrige paper
Replies: 5
Views: 15715

Re: Length for Powder Messure and Patern for Cartrige paper

Hey Guys: I'm currently in California at Ft Irwin on our confimation exercise. I'll be here till the end of February with a departure to Afghanistan sometime in April. Chris what are the dates for Ogdensburg? I must say for being a desert we have gotten quite a bit of rain lately. At least it's not ...
by Keith
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Length for Powder Messure and Patern for Cartrige paper
Replies: 5
Views: 15715

Length for Powder Messure and Patern for Cartrige paper

Bill maybe you could help on this one! What was the lenght of copper pipe you use for your Powder mesure? Also what is the best paper to use and what is the proper patern for the cartriges. I just got a musket so I want to have everything ready for my first outing upon my return form over seas. Keit...
by Keith
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Quartermaster
Topic: Pimp My Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 21316

Re: Pimp My Kit

Thinking of some of the stuff I carry on my modern kit while I'm working. I think the rope as well as some light weight pots/kettles and definatly pioneering tools (axe, shovel etc).