Revolutionary War Reenactment How-To's
NWTA Courier (Couriers) Article Collection
by Bill Bahr -- last revision 5/14/2016

 

Trial Members, Recruiting (LIV = Loyal Irish Volunteers):  https://www.nwta.com/courier/1998-spring/Recruiting.html

Inspections:  https://www.nwta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2010-01.pdf

Watchcoats:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/11-96/watchcoats.html

Summer Beards:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/1998-summer/beards.html

Under Arms:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/8-96/underarms.html

Cartridge:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/9-96/cartridge.html

Watches:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/10-96/watches.html

Racks:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/4-96/racks.html

Clean:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/11-96/clean.html

Brushes:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/6-96/brushes.html

Footwear:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/11-96/footwear.html

Impression:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/7-97/impression.html

"Playing it safe: Women on the Field" p 3 & 6   http://www.nwta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2008-05.pdf

Sewing:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/3-97/sewing.html

More Sewing:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/5-97/sewing.html

Patterns:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/7-96/patterns.html

Tailors:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/6-97/tailors.html

Lacing:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/11-97/Lacing.html

Stakes:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/9-96/stakes.html

18th Royal Irish Regt of Foot:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/7-97/18th.html

Bayonet:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/5-97/bayonet.html

Yankeed:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/10-96/yankeed.html

Reading:  http://www.nwta.com/courier/11-96/reading.html

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Also of note:   "A Typical Eighteenth Century Military Shirt:  A practical construction guide by Judith Wicker":
                           http://www.lh-shop.cz/-pic/textil/kosile/kos18.pdf

NTWA Links:

http://www.nwta.com/courier/1996.htm

 

1996

The NWTA Courier

November-December WINTER PROJECTS ISSUE!

Belt Knives, Biscuits & Cakes, Musket Cleaning Kit, Muzzle Stopper, Reading List , Scaldfeet, Seasoning Cast Iron, Treating Footwear, Twisted Wire Forks, Watchcoats

October

August Board Meeting, Biscuits, Comments & Queries, Gourd Canteens, Historic Northern Michigan, Incident at Fredonia, More Mock Battles, Scotch Whist, Stan Mack's Real-life American Revolution, Washington's Purple Hearts, Watches, Yankee Doodle

September

Comments & Queries, Commercial Patterns, Dismissing Troops , Fraser's Funeral, Howe's Orderly Book, Musicmaster's Report, Rating Period Military Books, Real-life Battle Scenario, Riflemen and Cartridge Boxes, Rolling Cartridges, Tent Stakes.

August

Bennington, Vermont, Comments and Queries, Highland Woman on Campaign, More on Shovels , Position of the Soldier Under Arms, Ramming without Rammers, Re-enacting is Authentic, Shirts and Shifts, Stanley Rayner Retires.

July

Candles, Colours on the Battlefield, Comments, etc., Help! 18th Century Patterns, Soldier's Occupations, Remembering Bill Burke, Stockings.

June

Books and Research, Campfire Safety, Comments, etc., Engineering Tools, Half-gaiters, Legion Villa, Matches, Open Order, Shoe Brushes, Soldiers' Hair.

May

Lock Parts, Clothing Brit Recuits, Feast Letter, Ft. Wayne Demise, Indestructible Brits, March Board Meeting, A Valley Forge Weekend.

April

Cabin Fever, Clothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Egg Decorating, Fifes, Musket Racks, Operating as a Platoon, part II, Regimental Coats, Sergeant Majors.

March

Clothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Fort St. Joseph, Musick, Operating as a Platoon, Transporting the British Army.

January-February

Clothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Leggins, Musick, New Editor, November Board meeting.

 

http://www.nwta.com/courier/1997.htm

 

1997

The NWTA Courier

November/December

Battle of St. Louis, How to Un-Demand a Surrender, Lacing a Bodice, How to Pitch a Camp, Riflemen.

October

Battle Reports, Cahokia, Illinois, Comments & Queries- Fredonia, Explosives, Pea Soup.

September

Balladry, British Rations, Comments & Queries, Forming and Dismissing Battalions, NWTA Battles, More Stupid Questions , American Revolution in Iowa, Is the '64 Drill Silly?.

August

Bottled Up, Field Fortifications, The Fl¸che, Knitting Tips, Making Lucetted Cord , Textile Information Source List

July

18th Foot, Caty do/did, Comments & Queries, Polite Society, Realistic Impression, Reenacting Theatre, Woodenware

June

Comments & Queries, Dr. Johnson's Walking Staff, Impression Idea, Letter from an LIV, Seasoning Woodenware, Soft Frizzens, Stiff Mainsprings, Tailors of the 18th Regiment

May

Bayonet Charges, Comments, Currency Rates, Forbidden Exports, Hand Sewing, La Portage, Relic at Portage, Revolution in the Northwest, Stupid Questions

April

Breakfasts, Comments, etc., Defense of Sutlers, Extra Duty and Literacy in the 18th Foot, Legion Ville Update

March

Comments, etc., Dining Brits, Michilimackinac, Spades Revisted, Sewing Techniques, Yankee Doodle Revisted

January-February

Comments and Queries, November Board Meeteing

 

http://www.nwta.com/courier/1998.htm

 

1998

The NWTA SPY

FALL

A Real-Life Skirmish, God is in the Details, A Comparison of Period and Re-enactor Encampments, God Save the King; a Refresher Course., "Properly fixed upon the Men..." Linen Bags for Camp Kettles., So, What is a "Molly" Anyway?, "Of Respect to Superiors.", Rum!, Did ALL Women Wear Stays? For the Bibliomaniac.

 

SUMMER

That Their Beards be Close Shaved ..., The Fluttering of Fans, Camp Colour Revisited, Musket Raffle!, For the Bibliomaniac, The Paoli Battlefield Needs Help!, Black Caps for Women, Greatcoat Colors, Making Pocket Soup, Something Different in Camp.

 

SPRING

Recruiting Practices, Then & Now, The Great Cast Iron Debate, For the Bibliomaniac, Who is responsible Part II? A Camp Colour, A Neat Trick!, Women's Black Caps, An Interesting Weapons List.

 

WINTER

Welcome to the new NWTA SPY, Care and feeding of New Recruits, 18th-Century Make-up Techniques, Who is Responsible for the Quality of Events? A Tisket a Tasket..., Cast Iron, It's a GUY Thing, A Camp Quickie, For the Bibliomaniac.

 

http://www.nwta.com/courier/1999.htm

1999

The NWTA SPY

FALL

Freedoms Squandered?,"Sutler" Defined, Farewells Used in the Late 17th and 18th Centuries, Looking Ahead to the 225th, Chapmen Selling Chapbooks,Request for Documentation, Re-enacting PETS?, Bowman's Company Trek.

SUMMER

Spotted Handkerchiefs, 18th-c Greetings, A 1777 Encampment, A New Sort of Potato, More Scenario Fodder, A Trend Toward Downsizing?

SPRING

The First Re-enactment?, God Save America, Scenario Fodder, Of Tar and Feathers, An Attack on Logan's Fort, Kentucky.

WINTER

Beard Rebuttal, British Desertion Problem, British Regiments in Midwest, Seeing Dots, , A New Song, What "Sort" are You?, Women in Camp, Did You Know?

 

http://www.nwta.com/courier/2000.htm

 

2000

The NWTA SPY

 

FALL (No Fall edition was published in 2000)

SUMMER

"Long and Strong" Cotton Laces, A Report on the Action..., A Few Words on Tacticals, Colors of Leather Breeches, True 18th-Centiury Crime Stories.

SPRING

"Potatoes FiveFull Pounds a Penny", Corporal Trayson’s Magical Prayer, Stolen Stays, Field Maneuvers, Remembering Both Sides of the Revolution, Brass or Bronze?, Period Gatorade?, Plight of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, The NWTA Civilian Movement.

WINTER

Apples,More on Potatoes, Fitting Stays, Johnny Appleseed,The 18th-c "Duece and a half", Musket Accuracy, Unrest among the Merchants, King George’s Refrigerator, Breeches Buttons - numbered or no?, 18th-c Colors and Dyes, The Bungling Marine.

 

George Washington’s Liberty Key:
Mount Vernon's Bastille Key -- the Mystery and Magic of its Body, Mind, and Soul

 

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