This is a workshop to inspect and learn how to disassemble your musket, clean it thoroughly, and reassemble (the important part). It is highly recommended for new recruits or if it has been a while since your firelock has been cleaned. Knowing this and performing this is very important form …
The measures needed for the linen (and wool) frock coat are as follows: Chest measure taken over waistcoat Waist measure taken over same waistcoat Belly measure – ditto distance from the top of the shoulder to the natural waist, and to the top of the knee length of the arm …
We march in many city and town parades. Yet this only one of the many activities we do throughout the year
Keeping busy over the winter...
Winter season means time to prepare for the next campaign season. Another month, another workshop, here the members join for a shirt workshop!
Dr. Hart successfully extracts a musket ball from a wounded soldier
Our Flying Hospital demonstrates many medical procedures for the spectators as part of a comprehensive presentation on 18th Century medicine.
Sizing the company before battle
Time to form up, size the company, and march off to battle at the famous Fort at #4 in NH.
Facing off against the British Regulars...
at Battle Road in Concord is an annual April event for the 2nd Massachusetts (in our militia clothing).
Welcome to the home of Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment. Step with us into the 18th Century
(or as close as we can get)
The modern Col. Bailey's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment was founded in 1974 and has been continually active up to the present day. We are dedicated to actively preserving the heritage of the United States of America through living history. We strive to preserve this heritage through extensive research and first-hand experience recreating the life and events of the American Revolutionary War period (1775 - 1783). Spanning a range from Quebec Canada, to Savannah Georgia, to London England, over the decades we have educated and entertained folks on the subject of 18th Century life in many ways. Our members range from children to adults, and like the original members, we also come from many walks of life.
Congratulations to Matthew Solander for receiving the annual Minkey Award. Begun in 2010, this award is presented to the soldier who was nominated as the best (non-funny) death or wounded performance on the field of battle.