Revolutionary War Reenactment How-To's
Trial Members, Recruiting (LIV = Loyal Irish
Under Arms: http://www.nwta.com/courier/8-96/underarms.html
"Playing it safe: Women on the Field" p 3 & 6http://www.nwta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2008-05.pdf
More Sewing: http://www.nwta.com/courier/5-97/sewing.html
18th Royal Irish Regt of Foot:http://www.nwta.com/courier/7-97/18th.html
Also of note: "A Typical Eighteenth Century Military Shirt: A practical construction guide by Judith Wicker":
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
OctoberAugust 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
SeptemberComments & 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.
AugustBennington, 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.
JulyCandles, Colours on the Battlefield, Comments, etc., Help! 18th Century Patterns, Soldier's Occupations, Remembering Bill Burke, Stockings.
JuneBooks and Research, Campfire Safety, Comments, etc., Engineering Tools, Half-gaiters, Legion Villa, Matches, Open Order, Shoe Brushes, Soldiers' Hair.
MayLock Parts, Clothing Brit Recuits, Feast Letter, Ft. Wayne Demise, Indestructible Brits, March Board Meeting, A Valley Forge Weekend.
AprilCabin Fever, Clothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Egg Decorating, Fifes, Musket Racks, Operating as a Platoon, part II, Regimental Coats, Sergeant Majors.
MarchClothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Fort St. Joseph, Musick, Operating as a Platoon, Transporting the British Army.
January-FebruaryClothing Forum, Comments & Queries, Leggins, Musick, New Editor, November Board meeting.
The NWTA Courier
November/DecemberBattle of St. Louis, How to Un-Demand a Surrender, Lacing a Bodice, How to Pitch a Camp, Riflemen.
OctoberBattle Reports, Cahokia, Illinois, Comments & Queries- Fredonia, Explosives, Pea Soup.
SeptemberBalladry, British Rations, Comments & Queries, Forming and Dismissing Battalions, NWTA Battles, More Stupid Questions , American Revolution in Iowa, Is the '64 Drill Silly?.
AugustBottled Up, Field Fortifications, The Fl¸che, Knitting Tips, Making Lucetted Cord , Textile Information Source List
July18th Foot, Caty do/did, Comments & Queries, Polite Society, Realistic Impression, Reenacting Theatre, Woodenware
JuneComments & Queries, Dr. Johnson's Walking Staff, Impression Idea, Letter from an LIV, Seasoning Woodenware, Soft Frizzens, Stiff Mainsprings, Tailors of the 18th Regiment
MayBayonet Charges, Comments, Currency Rates, Forbidden Exports, Hand Sewing, La Portage, Relic at Portage, Revolution in the Northwest, Stupid Questions
AprilBreakfasts, Comments, etc., Defense of Sutlers, Extra Duty and Literacy in the 18th Foot, Legion Ville Update
MarchComments, etc., Dining Brits, Michilimackinac, Spades Revisted, Sewing Techniques, Yankee Doodle Revisted
January-FebruaryComments and Queries, November Board Meeteing
The NWTA SPY
FALLA 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.
SUMMERThat 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.
SPRINGRecruiting 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.
WINTERWelcome 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.
The NWTA SPY
FALLFreedoms 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.
SUMMERSpotted Handkerchiefs, 18th-c Greetings, A 1777 Encampment, A New Sort of Potato, More Scenario Fodder, A Trend Toward Downsizing?
SPRINGThe First Re-enactment?, God Save America, Scenario Fodder, Of Tar and Feathers, An Attack on Logan's Fort, Kentucky.
WINTERBeard Rebuttal, British Desertion Problem, British Regiments in Midwest, Seeing Dots, , A New Song, What "Sort" are You?, Women in Camp, Did You Know?
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.
WINTERApples,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
Return to Reenactment Cover Page