Welcome to the Live 18th Century HomePage!
These pages are devoted to
exploring, researching and reliving
18th Century life!

On these pages you will find Information, Documentation, Research, Art and Photos
That I have created or compiled

With a common love of 18th Century History, I, along with my friends,
are a group of individuals who attend,
take part in, and help produce "Living History Weekends" and
historical demonstrations for
museums and other organizations
throughout the year.

Some of our group are also members of the Continental Line.
Our Revolutionary Rifle Company
depicts the life of the 18th Century soldier
of the American War Of Independence
both in battle and in camp.

Members of Selin's Independent Rifle Company ,
2nd Company of Armand's / Ottendorf's Corps
take part in most of the Continental Line
sponsored events as well as many other gatherings each year.

Researching and re-enacting 18th century life is an enjoyable hobby. Bits and pieces of information can unlock the doors to understanding how our forefathers lived. Large amounts of information must be investigated each year to gain the small bits of knowledge that give us a glimpse of what they considered ordinary life. My goal with these pages is to help inform those that are interested and to try to share some intriguing bits of what I have found.

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These are the links to my other 18th Century pages;

Selin's Rifle Company Homepage

Selin's Historical Documentation

Ottendorf, Selin, Schott and Armand -A Revolutionary War Timeline *NEW*

Our newest find: Captain Selin's Pistol Circa 1777

The Battle Of Newtown Historical info & eyewitness accounts

Battle of Chemung August 1779 - based on first hand accounts

The Groveland Ambush and Aftermath - Sullivan-Clinton Campaign

Gourds: as containers The hard shell gourd; styles and discription of making a water bottle or canteen.

The 18th century Woodsman; accoutrements An observation in practice!

18th.Century Apparel / First Hand Accounts

The American Longrifle; A Brief Introduction A short essay on it's development and the men
that used them

Who Was TURKEY ? of "CHAINBREAKER" fame. This piece of historical documentation may shed new light on his identity!

Boyled Beef & Ashcake Relive the rations of the AWI

Bark Tanning Hides making 18th century leather

7 inch Revolutionary War Howitzer firing Courtesy of James Bell , 11th Pa Regiment.

Here are also some links which I find helpful and interesting that pertain to this time period.
Give them a try!

The Annual 18th Century Artisan Show at Lewisburg PA

Chris Altland's Firelock Pistols

Visit Ken Bohrer's excellent re-enactment photos at

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress

Journals of the Continental Congress

Popular Songs in American History Fantastic site for old historical music

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The music "Rakes of Mallow" by kind permission of John Renfo Davis

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