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barry gardner commented on barry gardner's blog post Loyal Volunteers during the Napolionic Period
"Thanks for the information i will certainly see if i can buy these two books i have used the asahelena website for identifying volunteer buttons in the past a whole lot of variants as well as good clear images "
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Keith Oliver commented on barry gardner's blog post Loyal Volunteers during the Napolionic Period
"Check out the following website I am also aware of  the following books Local Militia Buttons by Howard Ripley and Bob Moodie  Scottish, Welsh and Channel Islands Militia Buttons 1757 - 1851…"
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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

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

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

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

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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

The Bucks Volunteer

Today I visited Buckingham Old Gaol museum, which is well worth a visit for those interested in the history of the volunteer soldier in the 18th and 19th…


Posted by Dr Matthew McCormack on May 9, 2013 at 17:17



Purpose of this website

Broadly, we hope to:

  • Provide a community space for academics, researchers, archivists, and the public interested in Britain’s soldiers in the eighteenth century
  • Create and link to appropriate resources on the subject
  • Introduce and integrate the public into the process of historical research
  • Provide a forum for questions, answers, and debate

Undertaking this through online social networking spaces is somewhat experimental. We don't want to…


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