Colonel of the Regiment 
Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley. Major Shane P. Reilly, Commander 23rd Regiment of Foot Royal Welch Fusiliers in America

Attention to Regimental Orders:

Fusiliers are required to wear their hair queued (braided) with the tail tucked under the back of the cap. This is a required uniform piece and not wearing it because it is hot, itchy or uncomfortable is unacceptable. The queue (natural or wig) is a critical piece of the uniform just as the coat or bearskin is. The queue is not required for the late war kit, which authorizes hair to be short or “cropped”. Wigs for the early war kit should be of natural hair color; white wigs, typically reserved for formal occasions are optional. I advised the officers and NCOs to start enforcing this requirement at events.

“The Death of Major Peirson” by John Singleton Copley shows a company of Grenadiers on the left side of the painting with their hair queued and tucked underneath their caps. There are a number of wigmakers available including G.G. Godwin and the wigdresser.com.

This season marks our transition to the half-gaiter, officially effective August 1st. We are wearing the seven-button pattern with black horn buttons. The gaiters should be painted and adjusted so that they fit snugly against the ankle and foot. Until then long gaiters should be worn, please feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Regimental Announcements:


Master List of Events:

The Road to Riley’s Farm, 24 April 2021

Mount Vernon, VA, 1 & 2 May 2021

Ohio Civil War Show, Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio, 1 & 2 May 2021

History Day, Hillsborough, NC, 8 May 2021

“Fort Laurens School Days”, Fort Laurens State Memorial, Bolivar, Ohio, 14 May 2021

Old Bethpage Village, Grand Encampment, 26 & 27 June 2021

Brigade Encampment, Fort Laurens State Memorial, Bolivar, Ohio, 17 & 18 July 2021

Hickory Ridge History Museum / British Occupation / Horn in the West Show, Boone, NC, 24 July 

Revolutionary War Living History Day, Hillsborough, NC, 28 August

September – Fredericksburg, VA – Welsh Festival 2021

Grand Encampment, Old Fort Niagara, Lewiston, New York, 18 & 19 September 2021

Brinkerhoff House, 25 & 26 September 2021

Prelude to Yorktown, Chippokes State Park, 25-26 September

Germantown, PA, 2 October 2021

Old Bethpage Village, Battle of Fort Slongo, 2 & 3 October 2021

Fort Loudon, PA, 16 & 17 October 2021

Heritage Days, Lake City, SC,  23 & 24 October 2021

American Heritage Festival / Revolutionary War Battle, Lake City, SC, 23-24 October

 Adena Mansion, Chillicothe, Ohio, 30 & 31 October 2021

12-14 November – Kershaw, SC – Battle of Camden Reenactment

Colour Events:

 Old Fort Niagara, NY, 18 & 19 September 2021

Secondary Events:

Fort Loudon, PA, 16 & 17 October 2021

Please refer to the Company nearest you for more local / smaller events.

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