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HISTORY IS FUN!

Have an interest in history and adventure? We recreate the history of one of America's bravest units of the 18th Century- the First Maryand Regiment. The unit consists of volunteers who portray the Infantry, Fifes and Drums, and the Distaff (ladies) of the Continental Army. If you are interested in participating with us, contact the First Maryland Regiment at an event or via email. We can help you get started with a loan of some clothing and equipment. If you find this to be something you want to do, our veterans can point you in the right direction to equip yourself properly. Please consult before you buy!
All applicants must fill out and submit an application for membership. Submitting an application for membership indicates one’s willingness to comply with 1MR rules and standards. Before firing a musket, you must pass a safety test. Dues are currently $15.00 per year for individual membership and $25.00 per year for family membership.

Email 1mr@toadmail.com or see us at an event and introduce yourself!

The acccoutrements and uniform of the Maryland soldier at various points of the American Revolution.
  • A- Musket- 2nd Model Short Land (Brown Bess) or Charleville 1763-1766 model with sling, flash guard and hammer stall
  • B- Cocked hat with white tape binding and white & black alliance cockade
  • C- Leather cartridge box, white leather strap
  • D- Regimental coat , "Lottery" or "Tench Tillman" pattern
  • E- Bayonet & carrier, white leather strap, black leather sheath
  • F- Waistcoat of linen or wool
  • G- Breeches linen or wool
  • H- Stockings
  • I- Gaiters- black painted canvas, pewter buttons
  • J- Shoes- buckle or ties, rough out
  • K- Overalls or gaitered trowsers, linen or wool
  • L- Haversack, linen
  • M- Bayonet
  • N- pick and brush
  • O- Hunting shirt, open front, linen
  • P- Leather cartridge box, white fabric strap
  • Q- Eyeglasses
  • R- "Monmouth" cap, knot wool cap
  • 1- Round hat
  • 2-Linen Jacket
  • 3-Cartridge cannister, painted or Jappaned (Sgt. or Officer)
  • 4- Leather cartridge box, white leather strap
  • 5-Trousers, linen, tow, etc.
  • 6-Socks, wool
  • 7-Garters, black leather
  • 8-Canteen, tin or wood
  • 9-Bayonet & carrier, white leather strap, black leather sheath

 

FAQ

That's a lot of stuff! How much does it cost?

That depends on several factors, such as your own sewing ability, used or new gear, etc. Basic gear can be from one to two thousand dollars, but that can be spread over a year or two. The greatest cost is usually your musket. Loaner gear is available from the unit, as well as some individuals.

How many events are there, and do I have to go to all of them?

Number of events we attend varies, but usually 6 to 12 per year. The events that we attend is determined by vote at our unit meetings. If you are a recruit, you are expected to attend at least 3 events in the first year.

Can I wear my Daniel Boone buckskins and carry my caplock?

Not in this unit. We are always trying to improve our impression to be a historically accurate as practicable. Research and improvement to our kit and our knowledge is a never ending activity.

What do I need to start?

Willingness and ability to learn drill, battle and camp life in a safe manner. For uniform, a hat, shirt, hunting shirt, neck stock, breeches, stockings and shoes can get you onto the field.

Remember, with just a little work your impression can go from this...

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..to this fine impression!