"SEIGE OF NIAGARA"

Fort Niagara ...4-6 July 2014"
"FRENCH and INADIAN WAR EVENT"





*** Photos and Comments ***
Thomas Pray




When the rains came Sunday night and
all the wood got soaked we improvised
and still had a fire, of sorts. It was fun.




Senior Ranger, Captain Jerry Knitis,
Quartermaster and member of Schroth's
New York along with Sergeant Mark
Ulrich of the Maryland Company at our
Quartermaster tent and camping area at
Fort Niagara. Huzzah to them both for
such a great job.




It's wasn't all about the seige
of battle at Fort Niagara. There
was this shoemaker, an Artificer of
LT. Rank. There was also a Black-
smith and a Baker. In the Army,
those with skills received better pay.




In the center, Major Tim Todish,
Commander of Jeagers Battalion. Tim
has been a Rogers Rangers reenactor
and researcher since the 1950's. Our
organization is the oldest Ranger group.
We are spread out over 17 States. At this event,
company members came from New York,
Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland
and Michigan."Huzzah to the Major".




Some of the Maryland contingent of
our organization. Capt/Lt. Flynn looking
dapper in his Green Uniform.




The Quartermaster fly (awning) with some of
our camp and people. Where'd that Native
girl come from?




Did you hear the Potted Palm
plant, Auction House story?




46th Regiment of Foot Color Guard
Lieutenant Mike Hubschmidt
Private Hal Flickinger
Recruit Shaun Flickinger
We 46th, Murray's Bucks, are one
of the King's forces that beseiged
and captured Fort Niagara in 1759.




In the background you get an indication
of the rows upon rows of tents. Most the standard
wedges used by the troops. Where we comfortably
use them one or two people to a tent, a common
mess was 6 men. 7'x9' tent.-seven men and gear.





*** PHOTOS SUPPLIED BY ***
John-Eric Nelson



*** PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH CAMP:


Major Todish ready to kick French Butt.




Daily camp life.




Another view of camp life.




British Command Staff plans a great
Victory ... All for King and Country.




The DeJonges party with Major Todish
after a great British victory !!! at my table.




Trent's Va. Co. with court jester Ken Cherry.




*** PHOTOS OF THE FRENCH CAMP:


Spying on the French.




French camp over looking Lake Ontario.




The mouth of the Niagara River.




French Planning Evil.




I can see their Evil plans better this close.




French Fire Blower by Lake Ontario.




French Troops in Tower for the weekend.




French troops man the Fort for the weekend.




*** MISCELLANEOUS EVENT PHOTOS:


Brits on the wall for Feu de Joie.




Brits troops lining up on the wall
for Feu de Joie.




Sun setting over Old Fort Niagara and Lake Ontario.




A great dinner out with dear friends
the DeJonge's, Tim Todish and
John-Eric Nelson.





*** PHOTOS SUPPLIED BY ***
Tim Green



*** PHOTOS OF THE BATTLE OF LA BELLE-FAMILLE:


Waiting to shoot Frenchmen.




Could this Ranger be lost?




Waiting a long standing army tradition.




Waiting or resting?
Victory ... All for King and Country.




Sgt.Mark Ulrich lying in wait to give fire.




The British line waits. The French are
always late.




Brits shoot at the French.




The battle is underway.




*** PHOTOS OF THE TAVERN:


Linda at the tavern.




George Cherepon, Captain Dan Schroth,
Lt. Mike Hubschmitt and his good wife Nancy
all enjoy the tavern atmoshpere.




Ranger Darylee Foertsch, good lady Karen Jones
and Capt/Lt Jerry Knitisenjoy a cold spruce beer.




Ensign Tom Pray and Native Jan
Burdzinski also join in with the celebration.




*** PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH CAMP:


Jaeger's Battalion at pre-battle inspection.




Regulars and Provincials.




Schroth's Trading Post.




Maryland Company, Jaegers Battalion.




Cooking with Mike.




New York Company, Jaeger's Battalion at dinner.




George Cherepon, our token Frenchman.




Day 1, Colors leading the British Army into the fort.







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