Category Archives: History
After having just returned home from our annual trip to Fort Chartres, it’s growing closer to the 250th anniversary of the 42nd’s 1765 expedition to take possession of the fort.
To follow up on the 2010 blog post about pipers in the 18th century 42nd, we’d like to present some fresh tidbits about the 42nd’s pipers and their dress. To recap: our unit has opted to present pipers dressed as … Continue reading
I’ve spent my winter break watching Showtime’s The Tudors. During these episodes I’ve noticed many parts of crests, badges, flags, and standards that reminded me of regimental emblems seen in the 18th century army. The 1768 clothing warrant describes the Devices … Continue reading
In the Round Hill Cemetery on the South Side of Indianapolis – (near the intersection of South Meridian St and West Epler Avenue) – visitors will find a grave marking the final resting place of John George, a Revolutionary War drummer … Continue reading
Fort Toulouse This weekend (Nov 3-6) the 42nd will be in Wetumpka, AL, at Fort Toulouse. Fort Toulouse for the Alabama Frontier Days. Fort Toulouse was the home of a company of French Marines from the 1720s to the end … Continue reading
Though we portray the Revolutionary War era of the Regiment, the 42nd regularly appears at 18th century events, dating from before the French and Indian War through the Revolution. Once a year, though, we travel forward in time and participate … Continue reading
The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon is coming up in a few short weeks – celebrating the fall gathering of the French and Indians at Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River, here in the 42nd’s hometown of Lafayette, Indiana.
As St Patrick’s Day approaches, and the band appears at local pubs such as 9 Irish Brothers or parades such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis, MO, we often get questions as to why the 42nd Royal Highlanders … Continue reading