The Re-created 55th Regiment, Compy. of Light Infantry began in the fall of 1999. Our first event was Fort Miegs' "Siege 1759" in August of 2000. Our goal was to form a progressive British light infantry group, that focused not just on doing public events and the battles but on historical trekking and really trying to learn the skills of the light infantry.
Since that time we have attended events at Fort Ticonderoga to Green Bay, WI. Rowed up Lake George in New York in period watercraft and paddled the Flambeau River in Wisconsin by canoe. Scouted the rugged hills along Lake Superior's shoreline in Minnesota to the rolling hills of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine State Forest. Camped in zero degree weather in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and in the hot and humid summers. Garrisoned Fort Michilimackinac in winter and summer. Given presentations to schools and camping stores. Researched and written about the French and Indian War.
We are constantly striving to improve our impressions both for the public, our fellow living historians, and ourselves. To keep events interesting for ourselves, we endeavour to add new activities / scenarios, and not do the same thing each and every event, and for that matter the same type of event.
Pvt. Henderson and Corpl. Still at our first event - Fort Miegs' "Siege 1759."