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Keith Oliver commented on Kevin Linch's page Resources
"The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo: The Battle's Hidden Last Half Hour - Nigel Sale (Spellmount 2014) To my generation Waterloo ended with an attack by the Imperial Guard being repulsed by the Guards and then a general advance by the Allied Line.…"
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barry gardner commented on barry gardner's blog post VOLUNTEERS REGIMENT UNIFORM
"I found out Shirref was not the sitter but the artist from Scotland so we are at a mystery of the uniform again with the 23 and if the officers in the Radnorshire Militia had a scarlet upright collar we have a match "
Feb 11
Keith Oliver commented on barry gardner's blog post VOLUNTEERS REGIMENT UNIFORM
"P.S. the Radnorshire Militia was numbered 23 in order of precedence."
Feb 11
Keith Oliver commented on barry gardner's blog post VOLUNTEERS REGIMENT UNIFORM
"Checked in library today - there was no Charles Shirreff serving inthe regulars during the revolutionary or Napoleonic Wars. I found a Charles Sheriffe who joined the army in 1759 and joined the 45th in 1765 - there were no records for between 1759…"
Feb 11


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There doesn't appear to be a page where we can share info on new books etc., which may be of interest to members.Would this be useful?To start I would draw attention to "Britain against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory 1793-1815" Roger Knight…Continue

Tags: Britain, Great, Government, Knight, Bibliography

Started by Keith Oliver. Last reply by Kevin Linch Sep 11, 2014.

Blue uniforms for the Volunteers, why? 5 Replies

All,I have spent the past month in Britain examining late 18th century uniforms.  In doing so I have seen a number of surviving volunteer uniforms made of blue, generally faced in red.  I know that this color scheme was used frequently in the…Continue

Tags: blue, volunteers, uniform

Started by Matthew Keagle. Last reply by Keith Oliver Aug 9, 2014.

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This is for anyone who can identify the Volunteer  Uniform of this officers during the Napoleonic  period

this fellow wore a scarlet jacket with silver buttons and an upright scarlet collar black stock

with white or buff facings /…


Posted by barry gardner on January 9, 2015 at 20:13 — 10 Comments

Loyal Volunteers during the Napolionic Period

Would anyone help me to find a reference book on Loyal Volunteers Buttons.

I am having no luck trying to buy a reference book on the web.

showing all the regiments photos drawings and button variants plus dates



Posted by barry gardner on October 21, 2014 at 21:19 — 2 Comments



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