Category Archives: Color Guard

“Brown Bess” – where did this name come from?

If you have participated in the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, or been a student of American Revolutionary War history, you most likely have heard of the term “Brown Bess”.

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SAR – Marietta Ohio Memorial Service – Revolutionary War Patriots of the Northwest Territory

This will take place in Marietta OH on May 26, 2022 at 10:00AM Bob Hill will be coordinating the Color Guard efforts for this event. Muster at 9:30 for Color Guard participants. His contact information is: leeslegiondragoon@gmail.com MARIETTA CHAPTER, OHIO … Continue reading

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Revolutionary War Uniforms – History

While searching through the Cincinnati Sons of the American Revolution media files from the past, I came upon this paper (author unknown) which explains the evolution of the soldier and officer uniforms during the Revolutionary War. Great article, want to … Continue reading

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Ramsey – Paxton Cemetery – re-dedication of historic Loveland Cemetery

On Saturday May 7th, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in a parade and cemetery and grave re-dedication for some of the earliest pioneers in the Clermont County / Loveland Ohio area. This is a … Continue reading

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SAR – Color Guard – Muzzleloader Care and Instruction

Last fall I committed to becoming a Cincinnati Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard participant. This had many challenges, clothing, learning how to march appropriately, acquiring a period correct Muzzleloader. This article is about the Muzzleloader firearm or “Firelock” … Continue reading

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The Man Who Created A True Fighting Force

Baron von Steuben was charged with making the American Continental Army into an effective fighting force. He was successful in training and molding the varied militia groups into a cohesive fighting force. Read on to learn more:

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Flintlock Musket vs. Rifle – in search of the truth

As part of joining the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), you are naturally curious about the ancestor who becomes your sponsoring relative. Where did they live, what did they do, what was their unique situation upon joining the fight … Continue reading

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Birthday Parade and Celebration – President William Henry Harrison – 247 years

Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution Participated in the 250th Birthday Presentation of President William Henry Harrison February 11th, 2022. On Friday, February 1, 2022 of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) … Continue reading

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Color Guard Foot Wear – Source Period Correct Leather Shoes & Stretch These to Fit

Are you looking for shoes that are period correct for your SAR Color Guard activities? Sharing a tip from a fellow SAR member. Sharing my story to save you some time. Source of Shoes – I can recommend Crazy Crow … Continue reading

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Cincinnati SAR Color Guard – Call for New Recruits!

The Cincinnati Sons of the American Revolution SAR is recruiting new members to its Color Guard Continue reading

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