Short Barrels and Long Bumpers

Yes, I now have my own domain name. (I've actually had it for some time, but I haven't been happy enough to do any work on the site for some time and so haven't spread the news.)
It's not hosted, but it will get you to the active version of this home page, no matter where I move the site to.

This page is dedicated to (though not entirely about) the 95th (Rifle) Regiment of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.

This is my first attempt at a web page. It starts with a hobby dating back some 25 years now. Who knows where it will end.

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." J.R.R. Tolkien

The 95th were an elite regiment, a totally new concept for the era. The men were issued with accurate, but slow loading "Baker" rifles, rather than muskets, and trained as snipers, skirmishers and scouts. They were given a dark green uniform with black accoutrements (rather than red with white) to give them some camouflage and the regiment had no "colours" or standards in the field since it was intended to fight as small detached units rather than as a battalion.

The Rifles existed as the 95th (Rifle) Regiment for a little over 13 years from January 1803 (when the Rifle Corps was given a line number) to February 1816 (when it was removed from the line list, and honoured with the name "The Rifle Brigade") but in that time it created a legend.

"The first in the field and the last out of it: the bloody fighting ninety-fifth!"

Warning: These pages are under construction and are likely to be so indefinitely.

Who am I? My name is Sue Law, I live in Sydney, Australia, and I work at the Department of Physics & Engineering, Macquarie University. I am middle aged and married with two daughters. I am a physicist by training, part engineer and part manager by career, a chronic bookworm and a dilettante historian when I feel like it. If you have any constructive criticisms, compliments or odd bits of information which I could include (with a source) please email me.

Update 2nd August 2009: Due to illness, press of work, misery and unemployment this site (and the email account) have been neglected to the point where Yahoo shut the email account down (twice) and I lost all my email records. I apologise to anyone to whom I haven't responded. If you are very gentle with me I will try and get the site going again. The email account should be operative again. Just remember I have to work through it all (especially the links) to make sure it all still works. Thanks to my marvellous family and my former colleagues for all their support over the last few years.

Baker Rifle, Image by Sue LawBaker Rifle, Image by Sue Law

Last update 03/08/09
These pages were originally written and maintained by Sue Law using Macromedia HomeSite 5 which has been discontinued by Adobe (Wail!!!!)
Graphics developed with Ulead/Corel Photoimpact (Please Mr Corel don't discontinue it.)
Copyright © Susan H Law, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 and her licensors. All rights reserved.

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