On October 27th, the 17th conducted reconnoitering operations along the Sassafras River within the vicinity of Mt. Harmon Plantation. The mission was to seek out rebel foraging parties, collect intelligence from locals, and question potential spies. In return, the Dragoons located several rebel’s patrols and the cavalry and found themselves in numerous skirmishes and engagements throughout the course of the day.Foraging took a turn for the better by sundown. The Regiment and Maryland Loyalists commandeered the Kitchen House and was treated to a Feast along with drink, that was fit for His Majesty himself, prepared by the Distaff of both units! Later, the Kitchen provided warm shelter for the night.
- Event Photos
- Uniforms and Equipment
- Following the Troops - Women on the Ration
- Dragoon Standing Orders of 1782
- Primary Sources
- Contemporary Artwork
- 17LD Facebook Page
- Period Light Dragoon Items
- Non period artwork
- Uniform, Equipment and Tack requirements for the unit.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The 17th participated in the Wellbourne Plantation Immersion event in Middleburg, Virginia this past weekend, 6-7 October.
|The 40th Regiment of Foot on Point|
|Captain Phillips and Sergeant Fisher enjoying some "Common Pot" after a patrol|
|Captain Phillips riding out in front of the foraging party|
|Sarge taking a breather inbetween patrol|
|The British foraging party in front of the plantation|
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 17th next event is from 5-7 October 2012 at the Philadelphia Campaign Immersion Weekend located at Welbourne Plantation in Middleburg, VA.
Time to separate the Men from the Boys! The setting is the Fall of 1777 after the occupation of Philadelphia. His Majesties 17th Light Dragoons will take part in this 24-hour Immersion operation and join British foraging parties guided by local Loyalist civilians throughout the countryside. Civilians whether Loyalist, Patriot, or neutral are moving throughout interpreting refugees or going about their daily course of business. Patriot patrols, both militia and Continental, will be shadowing, observing and disrupting the British foraging parties. Should be a real experience for everyone involved!!