I just got an email from Major Loane of HM 43rd Regiment of Foot that includes some of those hidden gems of the internet.
Stuck at home and getting bored? Then, take advantage of this opportunity to emerge from the Corona Crisis smarter and able to speak with authority to the public and reenactors alike! How? By reading some of the excellent articles on your very own regiment’s website. Learn about the original units we portray, see examples of original equipment, find out where “Brown Bess” came from and more. Here are links to some great pieces of information that every member should know:
The History of the Second Pa. : www.243regiment.com/history_2nd.html
The History of the 43rd of Foot: www.243regiment.com/New43rdHistoryPage.html
Aimed Fire and the British Soldier: www.243regiment.com/FireStudy.pdf
Rations and Field Cooking: www.243regiment.com/fieldcooking.pdf
Who Was Walter Stewart?: www.243regiment.com/WalterStewartHistory.html
Original American Canteens: www.243regiment.com/OriginalCanteens.html
Original American Cartridge Boxes: www.243regiment.com/OriginalBoxes.html
Original 43rd of Foot Artifacts: www.243regiment.com/discovering_history.html
Selections from the Original 2nd Pa. Orderly Books: www.243regiment.com/orderly_book.html
The Origin of “Brown Bess:” www.243regiment.com/43rdTrustyBess.pdf
Until we meet again, stay healthy, safe and sane. You said you liked history; now you’re part of it!