Monday, February 20, 2012

Late 18th Century Historical Military Miniatures at the Woodville Plantation

OK this post isn't all hobby related but it is chock full of history and early US military so I hope it will suffice! Woodville was the house of John and Presley Neville, located in southwestern Pennsylvania. It dates to the late18th century and can be toured on Sunday's for those in the area or passing through. John Neville was a general under George Washington during the revolution.

The house is a great interpretation of the 1780-1820 time period in the rural Pennsylvania countryside.

The Woodville house and entire plantation were integral during the Whiskey Rebellion of  1794.
One of the out buildings called "The Still House".

This weekend they had men depicting General Anthony Wayne's Fourth Sub-Legion. Also a display of 54mm military miniatures from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Demonstrating bayonet tactics and use.

The miniatures were all 54mm and part of a collection from one of the volunteers and reenactors. This group represents the First and Second Sub-Legion's stationed at Fort Lafayette. The First Legion has white trim on their hats and the Second has red trim.
Here are the Third and Fourth Sub-Legion's depicted by the yellow and green trim.

These miniatures represent the US Army during the early 1800's.

Lastly a depiction of West Point Academy parade regalia in 54mm. Could be inspirational to some of you!

Have a Great Battle,
The Old Crow

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