Historical Vignetta

Historical Vignetta

Emphasizing historical accuracy, the members of the recreated Queens Rangers wear on their cross belts exact reproductions of buckles found in the Richmond redoubts on Staten Island, New York. The Rangers spent considerable time encamped on this site. This fact, coupled with these artifacts unearthed at this site and others points to a strong likelihood these buckles were worn by men in the regiment.

In addition, the cartridge box badge worn by the Light Infantry and Rifle companies is also an exact reproduction unearthed at the same site. Furthermore, the badge worn on the waist box of the Light Dragoon company is an exact copy of an original unearthed at Fort Golgotha in Huntington, Long Island. Judging by the angle of the pins still intact on the back of this artifact, the founding commander of the Rangers, Dr. Gary Corrado surmised its use; and after consulting well-known experts, author George Neumann and artist George Woodbridge, confirmed his belief that this is in fact a heretofore unknown cartridge box badge probably worn by members of the Provincial dragoons.