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Fort Ligonier Days Pictures

Hi Everyone,

I just uploaded the pictures that I down loaded from Ciferno.  For some reason I do not have or at lest I do not think I have all of the pictures that he had of us.  If anyone down loaded pictures from him other than what I had, please down load them into the Fort Ligonier Days album.



New Addition to the Research page

Hi Everyone,

Steve sent me a copy of "The Partisan: or the Art of Making War in Detachment" written in 1760.  I have added it to our Research Page.

Fort Ligonier Days

Friday, OCTOBER 12 George Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa

of Mount Vernon, will be in the Museum to

greet visitors and tell about his time at

Fort Ligonier in 1758. 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday, OCTOBER 13 1:30 and 3:30 PM – Artillery Demonstrations

2:00 and 4:00 PM – Reenactments of the Battle of Fort Ligonier

Sunday, OCTOBER 14 1:30 and 3:30 PM – Artillery Demonstrations

2:00 and 4:00 PM – Reenactments of the Battle of Fort Ligonier

Boy Scout Eagle Project

Hi Everyone,

Mitchell's Eagle Scout project was approved last night.  He will be building a tomahawk range and an archery range at the Conococheague Institute.  He will be setting it up and finishing the targets the weekend of September 7 - 9 at the Institute.  If you plan on attending the Colonial Fair at the Institute that weekend, I would would like to ask for your help so that he can get this up and ready for use on that weekend.




Custaloga Town

Everyone who is going to Custaloga Town, I just wanted to let you know that they are forecasting temps to be in the low to mid 80's with no rain.


Old Fort Niagara

Hi Everyone,

I just completed the registration for Old Fort Niagara.  If by chance you still want to go and have not signed up, please let me know.  I can still add you onto our roster.  I have attached a letter sent out by the Fort. 
Fort Niagara Invitation letter

Venture Crew 1758

I wanted everyone to know that our Venture Crew has found an new home and a new number.  We are now chartered to Winchester Avenue Christian Church in Martinsburg, WV.  Our new number is 1758.  I have also added a page on this website for the Venture Crew.  Please check it out!  We just got back from a ski trip last weekend and the pictures are out there.  If you would like to participate in some of the High Adventure activities that we will be doing, just let me know. 

Hope you all enjoy the pictures!


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Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a great day today and a great new year!  I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon!  The School of the Ranger is just around the corner and our Spring Muster is not far off!  I am looking forward to another great year with you all!


Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a great day and are able to enjoy your time with family and friends.


Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We are moving into the Christmas season when things get a little crazy.  I have been toying with a Christmas get together with everyone.  If this is something that you would like to do, please let me know. 

We also need to start thinking about what events we want to attend this coming year.  I have a few listed on the calendar.  If you have any that you would like to attend, you can add them to the calendar with an explanation of the event.  Please take time to look at the calendar of events and add your name to the events that you want to attend my signing up for it.  I see that some members have already started doing that and thank you.

Talk to you all real soon,


Snowy October morning report

Its snowing here on the Frontier this morning.  The trees are heavy with wet snow and its cold. 

I have added a link to Ciferno Photography.  There are several pictures of us on the website.  If you would like a copy of a picture that you are in, supply the photographer some ID and he will send you the pictures free of charge.

Have a great snowy weekend!

Troy B. Heck, Capt.
Rutherford Rangers
Patterson's Fort

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Invasion of the Valley of Virginia

The event didn't turn out like we thought, however, we had a blast.  We had six members of the ranger company there and three guests.  On Saturday we scouted the area for about four hours.  After lunch we had shooting competitions and tons of fun!  Saturday night found us sitting around a nice fire swapping ghost stories and tall tales.  Everyone that attended loved the location and are looking forward to next year.  If you couldn't make it out this year, try for next year.  With any luck, the new date will allow more people to attend.  All in all, we had a great time!

Up on the Web!

Hi everyone,

The website is now out to the world.  You can search for Rutherford Rangers and our site comes up!

New Website

Welcome to our new website.  I hope you enjoy it!

Defending the Virginia Frontier since 1758

Welcome to our site!  We are the recreated Rutherford Ranger Company (1758 - 1759) and Lt. Col. Adam Stephens Co. of the Virginia Regiment.

We are based in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  The original Ranger Company was based in Winchester, Virginia at Fort Loudoun.  The Rangers were not allowed to wear the Virginia Regiment uniform by order of Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie.  Rangers were to wear their own clothing and bring their own weapons.  If the Ranger did not have a weapon, one would be provided to him with the understanding that should he acquire a new one, the colonies weapon would be returned.  During the Forbes Campaign the Company was ordered to stay in the Winchester area, garrison Fort Loudoun and range the area.

Our goal is to accurately portray Captain Robert Rutherford's Ranging Company, which saw service in Frederick County Virginia, Berkeley, Morgan, and Hampshire Counties of West Virginia.  Along with portraying the life of soldiers on the frontier some of our members are working on portraying the lives of the Native allies.

We have attended French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion events throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.  We have taken part in various 250th Anniversary events over the last couple of years.

We are currently working on creating an impression of Lt.Col. Adam Stephens Company of the Virginia Regiment.  We also portray a company of the 60th Royal American's for Pontiac's Rebellion events.  The company also has the ability to switch over to a French Milice unit when needed.  By being able to alter our impressions, we are able to fill a need at various events.

Please feel free to browse our website and look at our pictures.  If you are interested in this time period and would like to recreate life on the Virginia Frontier, consider Rutherford Rangers.  We are always looking for new recruits.

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