Colonel of the Regiment
Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley.

Major George Mack, Commander
  23rd Regiment of Foot
  Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Captain Jack Pritchard

Sergeant Major Paul Astle
Regimental Sergeant Major

Sergeant Dennis Murphy
        Regimental Recruiting Sergeant      

Attention to Regimental Orders:

The Regiment will be making the switch to woolen small clothes, with the switch to be complete by 1 March 2025.

“Small clothes include a waistcoat and breeches made of the same natural white, wool cloth and should match the color of the coat’s turnback lining.. The waistcoat has slash pockets (without flaps). Please contact a recruiter of unit NCO for more information.” 


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.

Regimental Announcements:

A grand two days it was.  Weather was very tolerable topping out at 82 deg on Sunday. A spot of rain at start of battle on Saturday got us a bit wet, but we soldiered on and made a full volley fire at the rebels. 
The British Army consisted of 3 battalions and a vanguard with dragoons and several artillery pieces.  Well over 200-250 Brits.  Many more Rebels.  Two glorious bayonet charges, repulsed on Saturday but drove the Rebels back for good on Sunday.
Excellent drill practice for our lads in camp was conducted by our own Light Company Sgt Mike Miller, and Cpl Mike Lung and overseen by our RSM Paul Astle.  Following our drill and inspection we joined the 2nd battalion for army and battalion drill which was quite good and needed, but exhausting.    
Afternoon battle was well done with the British army looking and performing in their usual outstanding fashion.
After musket cleaning and some camp cleanup most of us went to a BBQ at our Loyalist home in Howell, NJ just south of Monmouth.
Sunday started with breakfast in camp followed by church service. 
The Regiment was formed for inspection followed by lunch and march out to battle.  We acquitted  ourselves well in battle culminating in a “God Save the King” bayonet charge driving the rebels from from the field and essentially ending the battle.
Thanks to all who braved the travel, the weather and the exertions of both days for your attendance.  The 23rd was well represented and made a glorious showing.
Alex, Paul Astle, Joe Siegel, Mike Miller, Dennis Murphy, Andrew Hamilton, Dan Blander, Kyle Parker, Ken and Mike Boyle, Areg Varzhapetyan, Eric Spaar, Kevin McClain, Jordan Rowland, Denis Messier, Mike Lung, Nolin Jones, Vincent Wolf, and Danny Spaar.
There were several bright spots in our deployment to Monmouth to highlight and be proud of: 
1.   Our drill and performance on the field.  Excellant drill prep provided by our team of NCOs. Everyone hung in there for drill practice and battles and gave it their all so we looked and performed in a most excellent manner.  Look closely at the grit and determination in our bayonet charge.
2.  Our Musik was wonderful.  Joe, as Army Drum Major, brought the drums and fifes together to provide us all a wonderful march, battle and camp musik experience.  My biggest kuddos goes to Areg who wowed us all with his fife.  He played period tunes so eloquently and was heard in camp often with the drummer from the 71st.  Areg looked perfect in his kit and was one of the standouts this deployment. 
This was a great event and had an effect of pulling the various companies together, and north and south, to feel like one regiment.

Master List of Company Events:


10 June                Richmond town in the Revolution, Historic Richmondtown, Staten Island, NY

17 & 18 June       Battle of Monmouth 245th Anniversary, Manalapan, NJ

9 September       Culper Spy Day, Three Village Historical Society, Setauket, NY

TBA                     Christmas Candlelight Evenings, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY

Light Infantry:

17 – 18 June                Battle of Monmouth 245th Anniversary, Manalapan, NJ (British Brigade Event)

5 – 6 August                Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

TBD (August)               Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry, CT

9 September               Culper Spy Ring, Setauket, Long Island, NY

23 – 24 September      Brinkerhoff House, Hopewell Junction, NY

TBD                             Putnam Park, Redding, CT

Colonel’s Company:

Horsefall’s Company:

(Bold are set events. Italics are tentative.)

February 18 & 19 – American Heritage Festival, Lake City, SC

March 11 & 12 – Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro, NC

March 25 – British occupation of Hillsborough, Hillsborough NC (One day event)

Apr 29 & 30 – Market Fair, Fort Frederick, MD

May 6 & 7 – Mount Vernon Revolutionary War Days, Alexandria VA

June 10-12 – Old Stone House, Salisbury, NC

June 17 & 18 – Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth, NJ (BRITISH BRIGADE EVENT)

TBD – July – Boone, NC – Hickory Ridge History Museum / British Occupation

TBD – Historic Hillsborough Excursion Day, Hillsborough NC (One day event)

Sept 23 & 24 – Endview Plantation, Yorktown, VA

Sept 30 & Oct 1 – Fort Loudoun, Fort Loudoun, PA (BRITISH BRIGADE EVENT)

November 11 & 12 – Battle of Camden/Hobkirk’s Hill, Kershaw, SC

Grove’s Company:

Ferguson’s Company:

January 20 & 21 – Valley Forge (Skirmishing with Forgers) at Riley’s Farm CHANGED 

February 18 & 19 – Revolution at Huntington Beach Park (May be postponed) 

# New Dae – Valley Forge moved to Saturday Feb 25 

February 26 – The West Coast Toy Soldier Show (Recruiting) 

March 1st – St David’s Day meet for Dinner TBA 

March 11 & 12 – Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greensboro, NC (Support (Horsfall’s) 

March 11 – Grand Encampment Fla-Bob Airport (Time Line) 

MAR 25 AT 10 AM – MAR 26 AT 4 PM Revolution in the Orchard Julian Farm and Orchard 

April 15 & 16 – Lexington & Concord at Riley’s Farm 

May 6 & 7 – Mount Vernon Revolutionary War Days, Alexandria VA (PAID EVENT) 

June 17 & 18 – Battle of Monmouth, Monmouth, NJ (BRITISH BRIGADE EVENT) 

TBD – July/Aug 

August 1st – Minden Day 

Sept 23 & 24 Endview Plantation, Yorktown, VA 

Sept 30 & Oct 1 – Fort Loudoun, Fort Loudoun, PA (BRITISH BRIGADE EVENT) 

TBD Oct / Nov  

Oct 7 & 8 2023  Fort Verda Days (time line) 

November – Battle of Camden/Hobkirk’s Hill, Kershaw, SC 


Colour Events:

 British Brigade/Continental Line/Brigade of the American Revolution Events:

January 7-8 Continental Line Meeting (Saturday 7th)
**Also ** Battle of Princeton, NJ (Sunday 8th)
**Also ** Arnold’s Raid, Chimborazo, Richmond, VA
January 14-15 British Brigade Meeting (Saturday 14th)
**Also ** Battle of Cowpens, SC Living History
January 21-22
January 28-29
February 4-5
February 11-12
February 18-19 American Heritage Festival, Lake City SC, Living History/Battle
**Also ** Race to the Dan, South Boston, VA (cancelled)
**Also ** Winter Warriors at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY & BAR Encampment
February 25-26 The Defense of Fort Dobbs / Cherokee Attack (1760), Statesville, NC (Saturday only)
**Also ** Revolutionary War Garrison at Fort Wayne, IN
March 4-5
March 11-12 Battle of Guilford Court House, Greensboro, NC
March 18-19 10th Annual American Revolution conference, Colonial Williamsburg, VA
**Also ** New England Colonial Trade Fair, Dover, NH
March 25-26
April 1-2 Fort at Ninety-Six, SC
**Also ** British Occupation and Garrison weekend, East Jersey Old Town, Piscataway, NJ
April 8-9 Easter Weekend Bedford Pole Capping, Bedford, MA (Saturday only)
April 15-16 Battle Road, Tower Park (15th), Jason Russel House & Barrett’s Farm (16th), Lexington (Mon. 17th
**Also ** Battle of Bound Brook, NJ at Abraham Staats House
April 22-23 The siege of San Juan, Puerto Rico (1797)
**Also ** Endview Plantation, Newport News, VA
**Also ** Interment of Patriot and British Remains, Camden, SC
**Also ** Spring Encampment at Jockey Hollow, Morristown, NJ, Nat’l Hist Park
April 29-30 British Garrison at Fort Ticonderoga
**Also ** Musgrove Mill SC, Militia Living History
**Also ** Fort Frederick, MD Market Fair
**Also ** BAR Annual Meeting (Zoom)
May 6-7 Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA Encampment & Skirmish
**Also ** Militia Training Day at American Heritage Museum
**Also ** BAR Civilian Salon, Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY
May 13-14 Mother’s Day weekend Washington Weekend at Historic Camden
**Also ** School of Artillery at Ft 4
May 20-21 Fort Watauga TN, Militia battle
**Also ** “A Post Such as Portsmouth” Living History, Portsmouth, VA (Saturday Only)
**Also ** Battle of Alamance, NC
**Also ** Patriots Along the Perkionmen, Pennypacker Mills, PA
**Also ** Siege of Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant, WV
June 3-4
June 10-11 Separation Day, New Castle DE
June 17-18 Battle of Monmouth, NJ (BB, CL, BAR)
June 24-25 “The Army on Campaign” at the Bidwell House Museum (Monterey, MA)
**Also** Ft Moultrie SC, Continental Living History
June 28 Carolina Day, Continental Memorial (Wednesday)
July 1-2 4th of July Celebration at the National Constitution Center (Sunday – Tuesday July 2-4)
**Also** Kiawa Resort, Living History
July 8-9 Battle of Hubbardton, VT
July 15-16 Battle of Huck’s Defeat, Historic Brattonsville, Charlotte, NC
**Also ** Encampment at Fort Sewall, Marblehead, MA
**Also ** School of the Loyalist, East Jersey Old Town Piscataway, NJ
July 22-23 Defiance & Independence at Fort Ticonderoga, NY
**Also ** Battle of Minisink, NY
2023 Calendar of Events
British Brigade, Continental Line, & Brigade of the American Revolution
**Also ** Reverberations of Revolution, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
July 29-30 Historic Hull House Ecampment, Lancaster, NY
August 5-6 Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
August 12-13 Fort Roberdeau Rev War Weekend, Altoona, PA
**Also ** Goschenhoppen Folk Festival, Perkionmenville, PA
August 19-20 “History Alive” timeline (Hillsboro, NH)
August 26-27 Battle of Newtown, Elmira, NY
**Also** Commemoration of Simcoe’s Raid, East Jersey Old Town, Piscataway, NJ
September 2-3 Labor Day weekend Mount Independence, Orwell, VT
**Also** The Battle of Charlotte at Rural Hill, Huntersville, NC, Militia Battle
**Also** Fort Henry Days, Wheeling WV
September 9-10 Herkimer Homestead (Little Falls, NY)
September 16-17 Battle at Chadd’s Ford, PA (Brandywine), Chadds Ford Historical Society
**Also** Historic Belmont, Smyrna DE
**Also** Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA Colonial Market & Fair
Sept. 23-24 Fort #4, Charlestown, NH
**Also ** Sudbury Colonial Faire (Saturday only) weekend
**Also ** Eve of the Seige, Endview Plantation, Newport News, VA
Sep 30-October 1 Historic Jacobsburg, Nazareth, PA
October 7-8 Walnut Grove SC, Militia Battle
**Also** BAR at Hyde Hall, Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, NY
October 14-15 Battle of Mount Harmon Plantation, Earleville, MD
**Also** Battle of Blackstocks Farm, Union, SC, Militia Battle
October 21-22 Fort Mercer, NJ
October 28-29 Red Horse Tavern, Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA (Saturday only)
**Also** Francis Marion Symposium, Manning SC
November 4-5 Colonial Williamsburg, 1775, Continental Infantry Only (no Crown)
**Also** Hope Lodge, PA
November 11-12 Battle of Camden, Kershaw County, SC
**Also** Fort Mifflin Siege Weekend, Fort Mifflin, PA
November 18-19 BAR Retreat Fort Lee – Ft. Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ (Sat. only)
**Also** New Bridge Landing, NJ, (Sunday Only, November 19 One Day Event
November 25-26 Thanksgiving weekend
December 2-3 Battle of Great Bridge, VA
December 9-10 Old Fort Niagara Castle by Candlelight, Youngstown, NY (Saturday only)
**Also** Victory Day Parade, Marion Square Charleston, SC
**Also** Petticoat Bridge, NJ (Saturday Only)
**Also** First Crossing, Washington Crossing (PA) Historic Park (Sunday only)
December 16-17 Weekend before Christmas Old Fort Niagara Castle by Candlelight, Youngstown, NY (Saturday only)
**Also** Valley Forge, PA, Prelude and March
December 23-24 Christmas Christmas Crossing, Washington Crossing (PA) Historic Park (25th only)
Dec. 30-31 Battles of Trenton and Princeton, NJ (Saturday Only)


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