We are a group of men, women and children who reenact the daily
activities of the military forces that inhabited our colonies over 200 years
ago. Those activities include military demonstrations, recreation of camp life,
and public education. They require that our uniforms, clothing and equipment be
accurate reproductions of items worn and used during the historical periods
being reenacted. The units and periods we portray are Rogers' Rangers for the French and
Indian War (1754-1763) and King's Rangers (members of the provincial battalion of the British
Brigade) for the Revolutionary War (1776-1781).
Although we portray a Loyalist group of the Revolution (some of
our members are descendants of soldiers
who fought against the British), we do so with the understanding that to
accurately portray the events of that time requires two armies, and somebody
has to be British! The opportunity has actually allowed us to better understand
the politics and events of the period.
We perform battle maneuvers known to have been in use during the
original conflict, with battlefield commands given and carried out in a
historically correct form. Our flintlock muzzle-loading muskets fire only black
powder charges during demonstrations. We perform with strict adherence to
personal safety, both our own and that of the public.
Camp life is depicted as it
would have looked when an army was on the move, with canvas tents, open cooking
fires and rustic equipment. Since women and children followed the troops from
one encampment to another, we encourage wives, children and 'sweethearts' to
participate by performing the essential tasks that would have fallen to their
historical 18th century counterparts. (Participants must be 16 years of age to
field and fire a musket.)
There are no requirements to joining other than an interest in
history, travel and the outdoors. It requires no special knowledge of the
events, players or equipment.
Today, Rogers' Rangers, under the command of Major Paul Stevens, is based in New England and includes members from Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
For French and Indian War (F&I) we take the field as Rogers Own. For Revolutionary War events we portray Pritchard's Company of the Kings Rangers.
We enjoy reenacting and hope others will enjoy
our historical interpretations. Please consider visiting one of our events