The First Foot Guards
We are a Revolutionary War
reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards
Note: We are transitioning to a new web site at
which has our most recent schedule and photos. History articles are still at this site.
If you live in Massachusetts, RI or Southern NH, we extend an invitation to join us.We are an active group participating in re-enacted battles,
and you can also see us from time to time at historical sites.
We also lecture to groups of people who are interested in history and heritage, and we occasionally march in parades.
Music on this page is 'Scipio',
the slow march of this regiment.It was written and presented to us by
George Frederick Handel.
The recording is taken from a Trooping the Colour Ceremony
in London. Listen carefully, and you'll hear the commands.
More on "Scipio"
The Guards at Boston HarborFest
In the background: the Province House (built 1721)
and now known as the Old State House.
Left to right:
Corporal Peter Pechulis, Light Infantry
Private Graeme Marsden, Battalion
Private Michael LePage, Light Infantry
Captain Michael Szkolka, Light Infantry
Photo: Copyright Jim Swenson
Starting place for an extensive menu of information
on our group and historical information on the Guards,
and life in the Eighteenth Century.
We're looking for a few good men
(and women) to join the First Foot Guards
Events we'll be attending
Contains many informative pictures on the reenacted group
and historical paintings.
More on re-enactment, RevWar, sutlers...
Short articles that will give you some historical background
History, day by
Look up the date and see what happened in history.
Significant happenings for each of the 366 days of the year
Some interesting longer articles
History of Black Powder
See an article on
reenacting, in the banking press of all places!
Mentions the First Foot Guards, too!
Lots of relevant titles
Reenactment of the Battle of Saratoga, October 2002
First Foot Guards and their uniforms
Pictures and explanations
Diseases of the 18th Century
killed in paramilitary riot
Read about its trials in The Annual Register of the day
Historian Dr MM Gilchrist makes amusing comparisons between fact and fiction
in that movie, you know, "The Patriot". Offsite link
Click on "Tarleton vs. Tavington"
The malodorous streets of London
the musket wasn't
commonly referred to as 'Brown Bess'
pick up thy musket!
Contact the website editor