Napoleonic Re-enacting in North America
Napoleonic Re-enacting in North America
Brigade Napoleon is a Napoleonic Era (ca. 1793 - 1815) re-enactment organization in North America.
Brigade Napoleon is open to any and all Troops of all nations, or to individuals of those units.
We are an association of like minded friends, NOT a political body.
We have an on-line discussion forum to provide members, and member units,
an avenue to disseminate information on upcoming events, post reports and pictures of past events, uniforms, and equipment.
French and Allied Troops
Sous-Lieutenant, Mike Mathews Caporal Jeff Roncone
W2395 Snowberry Drive 10202 Wesleigh Drive Appleton, WI 54915 Columbia, MD 21046-1134
3e Regiment d"Infanterie de Ligne
1er Regiment Grenadiers a Pieds Les Grenadiers du 57eme Ligne
de la Garde Imperiale, 2e Bn 3e Co. "Le Terrble"compagnie des Grenadiers
6200 Trans Canada Albuquerque, NM 87113
Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada H9R 1B9 505 798 0194
7eme Hussards Cpl Kenneth Dacey
RR#1 2nd Battalion Legion Irlandaise
Shanty Bay, Ontario, Canada L0L 2L0 Southern California
4eme equipage, 2eme Escouade (section Jean Grivel) Lawrence Long
6300 Trans Canada Franklin,NJ 07416-2301
Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada H9R 1B9
Capitaine Nick Serafino Capitaine Nick Serafino
54eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne 6e Regimanet d'Infanterie Legere
1er Btn, compagnie des Grenadiers
John Kalleen Grant Kohler
12981 Paraiso Road Sycamore, IL USA
Apple Valley, CA 92308 6eme regiment d'infanterie legere
Eastern Region (east of the Mississippi) Royal Welch Fusiliers
Jim Tate Jack Pritchard
John Bertram Scots Greys
Los Angeles, CA 90036
HMS, Pacific Station
Sebastian Wayne Sutherland Highlanders
603 Wheeler Hill Road HQ93rd@aol.com Klamar93rd@gmail.com
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 93rdhighlanders
95th Rifles, 3rd battalion, 2nd Coy 42nd Regiment of Foot
Patrick Schifferdecker Iain Burns
115 Wellington Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
3. Bataillon, 2. Pommershe 15th (King's) Hussars
Peter Butrite Ken Hall
Prussian 14th Brigade Warren, OH 44481
Andrey Mudragel Mark Reimer
50 West District Road Unionville PO
Farmington, CT 06085
860 673 0249
16th (The Queen's) Light Dragoons 6th British Heavy Dragoons
Friends of the Brigade, War of 1812 CFNA
Ian Johns Ian Baker
4th Kings Own Regiment of Foot
European Friends of the Brigade
French, Allied, & Coalition Forces
Duncan Miles M. Herve Blaise
Duncan invites any BN French Infantry If you wish to contact the GDIF,
wishing to attend their events in Europe but don't speak French,
to contact him. contact Victor Eiser
Maxime dit La Fleche Emilio Multari
Jahrfeier Marins de la Garde
1813 e.V. Rene dit La Marmote
Other Friends of the Brigade
Stan Archacki, 21e Regiment de Ligne, President
30 N. Lincoln Street
Westmont, IL 60559
Rudy Segaar, 3e Regiment de Ligne, Vice President
78 Turkey Run Lane
Woodville, VA 22749
James Tate, 95th Rifles 1st Battalion, Secretary
7070 Highfields Farm Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018
William Buser, 3e Regiment de Ligne, Treasurer
11 Woodlawn Terrace
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
The 21e Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
The 21 eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne is modeled after a French Napoleonic line infantry regiment.
The period of history we re-create is from 1812 -1815.
During this period the 21e was an elite regiment in the first corps of the Grande Armee
and served under the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
The 21e regiment is made up of two co-operative companies,
the original unit formed in England, the 1er Compagnie, 2e Compagne in the Low Countries and France,
and the 3e Compagnie in North America, and lastly a 4e Compagnie in Australia.
The 21e is a founding member of the Napoleonic Association (NA) in England.
It is also a founding member of the Grande Armee (GA), which holds re-enactment events all over France,
and now the 21e is looking to continue to expand its membership base here in North America.
Which Part of The Regiment Suits You?
There are four parts of the Regiment which you can join: the Line, or Fusiliers; the Drum Corps; the Medical Team; and the Camp Followers.
The Line is made up of men and women fourteen (14) years and older.
It teaches the infantry drill, care and usage of a musket, and takes part in battle re-enactments.
The Drum Corp is made up of men and women interested in period music.
Not only do you get a fancier uniform, you gat to march at the head of the Regiment.
The Drum Corps is a good place to start for those too young to be fusiliers.
The Medical Team provides a place for those interested in re-enactment who do not wish to drill or learn to play an instrument.
You get the excitement of participating on the field without the expense involved in being a fusilier.
You also get shot at and yelled at much less than the humble fusilier.
The Camp Followers is for anyone interested in re-creating 19th century life.
This is a good group to join for those more interested in "living history" than in battles.
Uniformes et Grand Equipement
Brigade LaSalle, 7e Regiment de Hussards
Their glory is legend. Their bearing proud. Their uniform magnificent.
Then and now, part of the renowned Brigade LaSalle.
The incomparable Brigade Infernale.
The 7e Hussards in France, along with members of 5e Husssards,
gather every year in northern France for a week-long campaign event.
They also participate in several other events and battle re-enactments.
Brigade LaSalle considers itself an elite unit. They are very stringent about correct dress and equipment.
Members of the 7e Hussards in North America can be nominated for membership in the re-enactment group called Brigade LaSalle.
Nominations can only be made by members of Brigade LaSalle. Nominations are based on a high standard of Performance and portrayal.
Brigade LaSalle, 7e Regiment de Hussards
Shanty Bay, Ontario L0L 2L0 CANADA
Kiev Grenadier Regiment
We have formed the2nd Battalion, Kiev Grenadiers.
We will develop drills,
and begin putting together the grenadier's kit with the help from our friend in Russia.
When you join the Grenadiers you become part of Brigade Napoleon in North America.
The Brigade is open to any and all French and Allied units,
which includes the Grenadiers.
Recently the Brigade had its fifth large battle-skirmish in Baltimore, Maryland.
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16eme Regiment de Dragons
This long established unit was raised before 1791 as the Duc d'Orleans Regiment.
In that year it was renamed the 16eme Regiment de Dragons;
it was renamed again briefly as the 11eme in 1814.
It returned to its previous number and was disbanded after Napoleon's final defeat in 1815.
The men made up the medium cavalry and were trained to fight on foot as well as mounted.
They saw extensive service all over Europe:
1805 with the Grand Armee in Germany and Austerlitz;
1806 - 1807 in Prussia to fight at Jenna and in the pursuit of the Prussians at Prentzlov,
then in Poland at Bergfried Eylau, and finally at Friedland;
1808 -1813 they saw service in the Peninsula War in Spain
and were engaged at Arzobispo, Talevera, Ocana, Alca-Real, Malaga, Moralez, and Vitoria.
Following these long and arduous campaigns they fought in the winter campaign in France
to defend Paris in 1814 at Mormant Valiouan, Bar-sur Aube, and Arcis sur-Aube.
It was all for naught and they were disbanded on April 3rd of that year.
During the One Hundred Days Campaign of 1815
the unit was reformed with Imperial Title on April 8th.
Detachments on the unit fought at Ligny.
Join us in helping to recreate this fine regiment.
Information from Osprey's "Napoleon's Dragoons and Lancers"
For more information, please contact:
57 Skyview Drive
Franklin, NJ 07416-2301
16 e Regiment de Dragons
Uniform of a Fusilier of the 21e
The 3e Compagnie of the 21e Regiment proudly wears the uniform of the fusilier as described by the 1812 regulations. This is the uniform of Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Leipzig and the Campaign of 1814 in France and at Waterloo. It is possible that the 21e, as part of Davout's Corp, might have worn this uniform in Russia.
Guidelines Regarding Equipment
Uniform: Reglement de 1812 - Enactment of these regulations covers the period from 1812 to 1815.
We can consider the enactment of the regulations to be adhered to by mid 1813; nevertheless, there must have been modifications and items from previous eras that remained in use.
Items of concern to a fusiliers uniform:
a. Tenue d'Exercise - fusilier en gilet (waistcoat), bonnet de police (pokalem model), la giberne et banderole (cartridge box and belt), pantalon en toile porte par dessus les guertes (linen trousers worn outside the gaiters), guetres (short gaiters), et le bidon (water bottle).
b. Tenue de Service - habite-veste (square bottomed, short-tailed coat), le shako de fusilier (fusilier's model shako), la giberne, pantalon en toile porte par dessus les guetres, guetres, l'havre-sac (backpack), et le bidon.
c. Tenue de Route - fusilier en capote porte par dessus le gilet (greatcoat worn over waistcoat, the habite-veste being rolled-up carried on top of the backpack), le shako de fusilier recouvert d'un couvre shako (fusilier's model shako covered in linen, oilskin or leather cover), la giberne recover-giberne (giberne covered in protective cloth), pantalon en toile porte par dessus les guetres, l'havre-sac, and le bidon.
d. Grande Tenue - habite-veste (capote rolled up and on top of backpack), le shako de fusilier, la giberne, pantalon d'etoffe (wool tricot overalls reaching the ankle worn inside the gaiters, also long underwear as overalls are un-lined), guetres, l'havre-sac, et le bidon.
e. Musician Uniform - Regiment de 1812. Imperial livery.
f. Schako - would have eagle plate with 21, tri-color cocarde, chinscales, cockade, and aurore colored pom-pom (3e Compagnie).
g. Buttons - brass 21 enclosed in wreath.
h. Musket - An IX Charleville, with bayonet.
Necessities for Participation at Events
Habit-vest, Gilet or greatcoat, Fusil (Musket), Giberne and Porte-Giberne (Cartridge box and belt), Schako or Pokalem (if you do not have eagle plate the shako should be covered in waxed linen, oilskin, or leather cover), Overalls (linen or cotton period trousers),
Habit Gilet Shako Pokalem Giberne, Porte-Giberne, Haversac
Charleville An IX Fusil