Thursday, April 27, 2017

Floyd's Defeat Immersion Guidelines



FLOYD'S MILITIA COMPANY 
Floyd's Defeat, 1781 – 2018 Immersion Event  

All items should be hand stitched. Machine stitched is acceptable with visible stitching being hand 
sewn. 



HATS 
1. Round hat
2. Cocked tricorn hat   
  
NECKWEAR
1. Silk handkerchief or linen neck stock

SHIRTS  
1. White or checked linen shirt 

JACKETS and WAISTCOATS 
1. Hunting shirt of linen or osneberg, split up the middle, caped and
fringed. Pleated sleeves optional. 
2. Jackets and Waist coats of wool broadcloth, solid colors, linen, fit
well.  

BREACHES and TROUSERS 
1. Breechclout 
2. Breaches of Wool broadcloth, linen or brain tanned leather, fit well.

SOCKS 
1. Wool socks black, gray, white, blue.  

SHOES 
1. Brain tanned moccasins, flaps worn up. 
2. Black shoes buckle or tied 

LEGGINGS 
1. Red or Blue wool, well fit (no baggy leggings) 
2. Brain tan

ACCOUTREMENTS 

ARMS 
1. Kentucky, Virginia style rifle
2. Smoothbore fowler in period style

BAG and HORN 
1. small leather shot pouch, horn (plain or screw tip)  
2. Buffalo Horn

SIDE ARMS 
1. Hatchet hung or tucked into belt 
2. Knife (sheathed) 

CANTEENS 
    1. Staved canteens of documented period pattern with narrow 
leather or linen webbing strap. Cheese box canteens should have narrow leather keepers 
or narrow iron staples to retain the strap.     2. Gourd Canteen  

KNAPSACKS and BLANKET ROLLS 
1. Market Wallet, blanket roll carried on a tumpline. 

BLANKETS 
1. Home spun, center seam blanket, white or off white with blue or red stripes 
2. Plain white

UNACCEPTABLE  
Modern eye wear, modern shoes, BEARDS, bad attitudes. 
Excessive Walnut Dye, Wearing just a waistcoat, 
canvas or heavy cotton hunting shirts and anything else 
the event coordinators deem inappropriate 



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Locust Grove, Spring Encampment Gear List


 My gear for the weekend consisted of : 

Round Hat - Tim Bender 
Shirt - Michael Ramsay
Round jacket - Andrea Logsdon
Breeches - Old Pair of Jas. Townsend (Wouldn't usually recommend but I'm
still in the process of getting a hand-sewn pair)
Leggins - Matthew Fennewald 
Blanket - Amana Colonies 
Wallet - Michael Ramsay 
Bag - David Book
Horn - Lee Larkin 

Inside the Wallet
Sack of Cornmeal 
Parch'd Corn
Bread

 Still so much I want to perfect for Martin's Station here in a few weeks. Will make a post about that soon. 

-Jake



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Backcountry Boys Drill and Fight


Don't believe the myth that everyone in the backcountry were some kind of "Hawkeye" from Last of the Mohicans.  Men served in Militias in the backcountry and they drilled.

"And for the better protection and defence of the inhabitants on the frontiers of this colony, Be it farther ordained, by the authority, aforesaid, That there shall be appointed and raised, exclusive of the regiments before mentioned, two companies, consisting each of one captain, three lieutenants, one ensign, four sergeants, two drummers, and two fifers, and one hundred men rank and file, to be stationed at Pittsburg; of which the company ordered by this convention to garrison fort Pitt, under the command of captain John Neavill, shall be one; also one other company, consisting of a lieutenant, and twenty five privates, to be stationed at fort Fincastle, at the mouth of Weeling; the other company, of one hundred men, and the twenty five men to be raised in West Augusta, also one other company, consisting of one captain, three lieutenants, one ensign, four serjeants, two drummers, and two fifers, and one hundred privates, to be raised in the county of Botetourt, and stationed at Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the great Kanawah; and one other company, consisting of the same number of officers and men as the last, to be raised in the county of Fincastle, and stationed at such posts as may, from time to time, be ordered and directed by the committee of that county.

And be it farther ordained, That the committees of the district of West Augusta, and of the counties of Botetourt and Fincastle, shall appoint the officers to the men in each to be raised; and the several companies last mentioned shall be enlisted in the same manner, and under the same regulations, as are before prescribed for the regiments, except that such companies are not to march to the general rendezvous which may be appointed for the said regiments.

And be it farther ordained, That the commanding-officers to be stationed at Point Pleasant, and Fort Fincastle, shall be under the direction of, and subject to, such orders as they may from time to time receive from the commanding officer at Fort Pitt.

And for settling the pay of the officers and soldiers to be appointed and levied as before directed, the same is declared to be as followeth, to wit: To a colonel, twenty five shillings per day; lieutenant colonels, twelve shillings and sixpence; to a major, ten shillings; a captain, six shillings; a lieutenant, four shillings; an ensign, three shillings; chaplain, ten shillings, an adjutant, holding no other office, six shillings; if in other office, three shillings; to a quarter-master, holding, or not holding, any other office, the same as to an adjutant; to a serjeant-major, to be appointed from amongst the most expert serjeants, by the commanding-officer of the regiment, two shillings and sixpence; to a serjeant, two shillings; a corporal, drummer, and fifer, each one shilling and eightpence; to each private soldier, one shilling and four pence;, to a surgeon, ten shillings; and to a surgeon's mate, five shillings per day."

- JULY 1775

 Read the full text here

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Backcountry Impressions


"my dogs chased one and had him (a buffalo) flat upon his side. instead of shooting the buffaol, i took my knife and went to stab it, but the knife struck a rib, and being thin, the blade bent at the handle. When the buffalo regained his feet and loosened himself from the dogs, he turned his attention before me."


Friday, April 7, 2017

Militia Roster of Capt. Shelby - Chickamauga Campaign of 1779




Militia Roster of Capt. Shelby 
Chickamauga Campaign of 1779

Catel Litton 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
William Linn 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Hans Ireland 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
David Hendricks
Andrew Linn 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Benj. Sweet 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Tho. Maner 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
John Mouer 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 2 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
William Clem 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 2 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
William Harwood 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Evan Shelby, Jun 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Garrett Pendergrass
Alexander Carwell 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 2 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Joseph Wells 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 2 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
John Harmison
John Fleming 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins
Elias Dawson 2 leggings, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Anthony Millon 1 blanket, 1 leggins, 1 moccasins
Robert Chambers 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins
John Brown 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 arms, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Tho. Applegate 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Geo. Parker
John Shelby 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk
Charles Prather 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Elisha Perkins 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
John Higgins
Robert Friggs
E. Bruster 1 blanket, 1 leggings
Joseph Latman
Buk Nealley 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk
Joseph Pierce
Daniel Linn 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 arms, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Barnett Johnson 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 arms, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
David Jennings 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Richard Long
Samuel Price
Robert Blackburn 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
William Tom 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins,
Tho. Cheney 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 arms, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
John Detgaoorett 1 blanket, 1 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 arms, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
J.C. Friggs
William McSpaden 1 blanket, 2 leggings, 1 moccasins, 1 tomahawk, 1 gunsack
Isaac Morgan
Andrew Folson, his own blanket