About Us

A Brief History of the Regiment and Our Organization

The King’s, or 8th Regiment served in North America during the years 1768 to 1785. The Regiment was stationed at the major posts of Quebec, Montreal, Niagara, Detroit and Michilimackinac. During the American Rebellion the King’s 8th Regiment took part in operations and conflicts throughout the Mohawk Valley, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes and St. Laurence Regions. Between 1776 and 1782 these events included the Cedars, Siege of Fort Stanwix, Cherry Valley, Grand Portage Expedition, Vincennes, Siege of Fort Laurens, Battle of Newtown, Martin and Ruddle’s Stations, Schoharie Valley, Hannastown Raid and an expedition to secure Cahoki: present day St. Louis!

Our reenacted King’s 8th portrays a garrison on-parade Hat Company impression as well as an on-campaign impression. We do NOT portray Light Infantry OR Grenadiers. For more information on our impressions please visit our Uniform page. We are a  realistic or working reenactment group, we are not a performance group. In addition to annual dues and basic Campaign Uniform, members are expected to maintain reasonable physical fitness.

What We Do

  • Reenactments
    • Large 18th Century Tacticals
    • Immersion Events
  • Historic Site Access
    • Historic Sites & Encampments
    • Volunteer Interpretive Work
  • Target Shooting
  • Historical Trekking

Founded 1990

In Association and Approval of:

  • Old Fort Niagara
  • Fort Malden Parks Canada
  • The British Brigade

Honours

  • Reviewed and Complimented by HRH Prince Michael
  • Authorized by modern day King’s Regiment to wear Regimental Devices

Memberships

  • The British Brigade – The Northern Brigade
  • Brigade of the American Revolution
  • The Burning of the Valleys Military Association

Authorized Volunteer Programs

  • Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York
  • Fort Malden Parks, Ontario, Canada
  • Mill Race Historical Village, Northville, Michigan
  • Historic Schoenbrunn Village, New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • Multi Lakes Conservation Club, Commerce Twp, Michigan

 

Headquarters
The King’s 8th Regiment
P.O. Box 901
Northville Michigan 48167

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