HIS MAJESTY'S TENTH FOOT
His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot in America is a historically re-created infantry unit formed to portray the service of the British Army during the American War for Independence.
Composed of two types of soldier, Grenadiers and Light Infantry, a company of Music, and Corps of Civilian Volunteers, the members of the Tenth are accurately uniformed, equipped, and trained in 18th century military drill and life so that we appear in public as members of the British Army would have in 1775.
You are invited to browse through this web site and learn more about the Tenth Foot. If you are motivated and have the time and the dedication, maybe you too can become part of America's premier re-created British Regiment.
The Tenth Regiment played an important role in the early events of the American Revolution. On April 19th, 1775, the Light Infantry and Grenadier companies were part of the expenditionary force sent by General Gage to capture the arms being stockpiled by the militia in Concord, MA. On that day, the Light Infantry Company was present at both Lexington Green and Concord's North Bridge when the First Shot and the Shot Heard 'Round the World were fired. Both companies were engaged in the skrimish at Bloody Angle, near Lincoln, MA, and the desparate retreat back to Boston along what has become known as Battle Road.
At the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, the Grenadier Company took part in those three fateful charges up Breed's Hill towards Prescott's fortified line, while the Light Infantry Company particiated in the ill-fated attack along the beach against Stark's men guarding the rebel's left flank. The Tenth also fought in the Battle of Long Island, the Invasion of Manhatten Island, the Battle of Germantown, the Battle at Monmouth Courthouse, and the defense of Newport and Quaker Hill, eventually being drafted* back to England in September, 1778.
IMAGE Lexington Green: A Grenadier triumphantly dispatches a Minute Man (left). Battle Road: Light Infantry engaged on the retreat back to Boston (right).
*HISTORICAL NOTE:When a regiment was "drafted" during the Revolutionary War, the Officers, NCOs, and Musicians were sent back to Britain to recruit and rebuild the regiment. The private soldiers stayed in America and were distributed as replacements to the regiments that remained to continue in the war.
COME SEE the TENTH in ACTION!
Monthly Military Drill
The third (3rd) Wednesday of every month (except December) at 1900 hrs.
NOTE: DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE LEXINGTON ARMORY, THE JANUARY, FEBUARY, & MARCH DRILLS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE LEXINGTON DEPOT.
January - September at:
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington MA.
October & November at:
Lexington Armory, 459 Bedford St, Lexington MA.
2017 Schedule of Events
Updated Thursday, March 16th 2017
|Escape from Boston
Hosted by HM Tenth Foot & The Acton Minutemen
|Sunday 1st||First Flag Raising, Sommerville, MA|
|Wednesday 18th||Drill, Moved to: LEXINGTON DEPOT|
|Sunday 5th||Recruit School, Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, 1000hrs - 1500hrs|
|Sunday 19th||Recruit School, Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, 1000hrs - 1500hrs|
NOTE: 4th Wednesday
|Drill, Moved to: LEXINGTON DEPOT|
|Sunday 12th||Recruit School, Fayerweather Street School, Cambridge, 1000hrs - 1500hrs|
|Wednesday 15th||Drill, Moved to: LEXINGTON DEPOT|
|Saturday 25th||Battle of Crane Brook, Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers, MA|
|APRIL||No Monthly Military drill in April|
|Sunday 2nd, RESCHEDULED||Lexington Green Rehearsal|
|Saturday 8th||Lexington Green Rehearsal|
|Saturday 15th||Parker's Revenge, Lexington, MA|
|Battle at Tower Park, Lexington, MA|
|Monday 17th||PATRIOT'S DAY|
|"First Shot" on Lexington Green|
|"Shot heard 'round the world" at North Bridge|
|Saturday-Sunday, 6th-7th||Raid on Spell Hall, Nathanael Greene Homestead, Coventry, RI VOLUNTEER|
|Wednesday 17th||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday-Sunday, 20th-21st||Escape from Boston, Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm|
|Monday 29th||Memorial Day Parade, Andover, MA|
|Saturday 17th||Littleton Faire, RECRUITING EVENT|
|Wednesday 21st||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday 1st||Re-enactor’s Timeline, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH VOLUNTEER|
|Tuesday 4th||Independence Day Parade, Needham, MA|
|Saturday-Sunday 8th-9th||240th Anniversary Battle of Hubbardton, VT|
|Wednesday 19th||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday-Sunday, 5th-6th||Redcoats & Rebels, Old Sturbridge Village|
|Wednesday 16th||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday-Sunday, 19th-20th||Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario, Canada|
|Wednesday 20th||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday-Sunday, 30th-1st||Fort at #4 Charlestown, NH|
|Saturday 7th||Archeology Month at MMNHP, Parker's Revenge|
|Wednesday 18th||Drill, Lexington Depot|
|Saturday 21st||Battle at Chase Farm, Lincoln, RI|
|Wednesday 15th||Drill, Lexington Armory|
|TBA||Annual Meeting, TBA|