9 Essential Twitter Accounts for Historical Units from the American Revolution

US Army Fife & Drum


The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Official Escort to the President.

Nothing evokes the birth of our nation like the a performance by the Old Guard! The uniforms and traditions are compelling but the music of the day puts it over top! I first saw them in a Inaugural parade and was a little surprised to see the red coats! After some research  found that the military musicians of the period wore the reverse colors of the regiments to which they were assigned. Audio recordings are available for free from the website.

USS Constitution

2“Old Ironsides” – Owned and operated by the U.S. Navy since 1797, bringing American naval heritage to life. Your Navy starts here!

The world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. Operating as a US Navy vessel this is a must visit if you are in Boston. Also check out the Constitution Museum Twitter feed @USSConstMuseum .

The Old Guard


Official Escort to the President of the United States and the Nation’s Premier Memorial Affairs and Ceremonial unit.

The unit contains numerous memorial and ceremonial units including the Continental Color Guard; A five-man unit is comprised of two armed Guards and three color ensigns, who carry the National Color, the U.S. Army Color, and the Color of their parent unit, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard.”

The uniforms worn by the Color Team are replicas of the 1784-style infantry uniforms worn by The Old Guard’s predecessor, the First American Regiment. The pattern of the uniform for wear by all Continental Army infantry units was approved by General George Washington in 1782. It consisted of a blue coat faced with a red collar, cuffs and lapels, white buttons and lining, long-fitting overalls, and a black cocked hat with cockade.

47th Foot Regiment


7th Regiment of Foot (Lancashire) Historical Reenactment Society. Portraying a Regiment of the American War of Independence Campaign

A historical reenactment society that painstakingly replicates the uniforms, symbols and customs of the day.  The cover the American War of Independence from the UK.

Lexington Fife & Drum


William Diamond Jr Fife & Drum Corps, Lexington, MA. Our celebrated musicians keep America’s historic music alive in parades, ceremonies, & historical events.

Promotes the study of both music and history among young people in Eastern Massachusetts; to perpetuate the traditions of fife and drum music; and to foster the spirit of fellowship among Americans through the music.

1st Foot Guards


Depicting the life of British soldiers in the 1st Regt. of Foot Guards in North America 1776-1777.

The First Foot Guards is a recreated British regiment of the American War for Independence. They participate in re-enacted encampments and battles at historical sites and battle sites, primarily in the Boston area.

2d Virginia Regiment


Recreating the Virginia soldier of the Revolutionary War



Death before dishonor! The 5th NY regiment of the revolutionary war is looking for soldiers!

6th Pennsylvania Rgt


A living history organization of the American Revolution

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