Archive for December, 2013

Jas. Townsend & Son Catalogs Are In!

Posted in Accessories, Color Guard, Revolutionary War Uniform on December 27, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett recently wrote to Jas. Towsend & Sons, Inc., one of the leading manufacturer and supplier of colonial clothing and accouterments, to inquire if they would send several catalogs for our chapter.  Well, an entire box has arrived!  They will be presented to all compatriots at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, January 21.

Here is just a sample of some of the clothing items they offer!

Jas Townsend Sample

Cheap & Easy Colonial Breeches!

Posted in Accessories, Color Guard, Revolutionary War Uniform, Uniform on December 26, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Here’s another step-by-step process for making some colonial knee breeches out of an old pair of pants.  Make sure you use some pants that are good, earthy colors … dark brown, dark olive green, tan, or off-white.

You’re going for a look like this …

Breeches

Christmas Day in Revolutionary War History

Posted in George Washington on December 25, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

How to Make an Inexpensive Shirt For Your Colonial Uniform

Posted in Color Guard, George Washington's Birthday, Uniform on December 24, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

If you want great ideas for making some inexpensive garments for a colonial militia uniform, just do a little bit of searching on Google.  It is full of ideas!

Here is one interesting site that gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a white shirt out of an old shirt from your closet!

You can turn an old white dress shirt into something that looks like this:

Old Shirt

Just follow the instructions and have fun!  Remember … we need as many compatriots as possible in uniform by Washington’s Birthday!

Washington Portrait Request Letter Received!

Posted in George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on December 23, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Principal Brian Futrell of the Trigg County Intermediate School has forwarded a letter to our chapter that must accompany our check for $250 to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.  This is the “official” request that must come from the school in order for the MVLA to send a portrait for placement.

GW Portrait Letter

Now we have work to do!  We must collect the $250 placement fee within the next three weeks so that we can forward the letter and check to the ladies of Mount Vernon.

If you would like to help, you can mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter – SAR
c/o James Sumner, Treasurer
780 Douglas Thomas Rd.
Cadiz, KY  42211

Please make your check payable to, “Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter – SAR.”

 

Trigg Chapter to Place a George Washington Portrait in Local School

Posted in George Washington, George Washington Portrait, George Washington's Birthday on December 18, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

In response to one of the 2013-14 initiatives of the President-General of the NSSAR, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter will be placing a beautiful framed portrait of George Washington in a prominent location at the Trigg County Intermediate School.  Principal Brian Futrell has placed a request for this portrait to be placed in his school.

The portraits are provided by the Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association, in collaboration with local chapters of the SAR.  The Col. Trigg Chapter is in the process of raising the $250 donation required to have the portrait placed.

Here is a photo of the classic portrait:

George Washington Portrait

 

Compatriots plan to present the framed portrait on Friday, February 21, the day before George Washington’s actual birthday.  The chapter will host another commemoration on the “official” George Washington’s Birthday holiday on Monday, February 17.

If you would like to donate toward the expense of this portrait, send donations to:

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR
1969 Kings Chapel Rd.
Cadiz, KY 42211

All donations are tax deductible.

Col. Trigg in the News

Posted in Revolutionary War Uniform, Uniform, Wreaths Across America with tags , , , on December 17, 2013 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Our recent involvement in the “Wreaths Across America” event proves the power of the Revolutionary War uniform!  Even though he was only there as a participant, one of our compatriots was photographed by a reporter from clarksvillenow.com.  His photo made it into the pictorial slide show in Saturday’s “Wreaths Across America” story in that publication.  Here’s a screen capture:

Wreaths photos

It’s just another proof that all of us Col. Trigg compatriots need to be working on our uniforms!