About Us

Who Are We?

We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. By uniting many people/groups from different time periods, we can bring the past alive, educate and reach out to the community and hopefully inspire the people of today to carry on into the future!

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You!

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

1st Regiment of Light Dragoons

Dragoons are mounted infantry named after a pistol they used to carry. During the Revolutionary War they were used as the eyes and ears of the army to conduct reconnaissance, to maintain contact with, harass, and attack targets of opportunity. During battles they would attack weak positions such as the flanks of the enemy. 

5th Troop NWTA

The Legendary unit of "Light Horse Harry" Lee. This great unit heads up the Midwest Chapter of HIA. They are skilled in both Horseback demonstrations as well as dismounted infantry and civilian life. Click on the above picture for more info.

18th Century Rifles / Dismounts

 Riflemen were scouts for the regiment. They were also called to campaign for their incredibly accurate rifled guns and employed as sharpshooters throughout the war. They contributed significantly to victories at the Battle of Saratoga in New York and at King's Mountain in South Carolina. Click on the picture above for more details. 

17th Light Dragoons NWTA

The mighty, mighty, 17th LD. Representing a british unit during the Revolutionary War the 17th is a part of our Midwest Chapter of HIA. On the field and off the field they are a sight to behold. Click on the above picture for more info.

18th Century Civilians

This section includes all civilian camp personnel to include farriers, sutlers, craftsmen, wagoners, carpenters, wives, kids and loved ones of the soldiers. They sewed and washed clothes, nursed wounded, and prepared meals, transported goods, created and repaired equipment. Click on the picture above for more details.

HIA Demo Team

The Horses in Action Demonstration team is a select group of riders and infantry who are in top shape and skilled at demonstrating 18th century military tactics to present what it really means to be a 18th century American soldier. If you wish to join this group you must be able to run, march, ride, jump, shoot, use sword, lance and be of keen mind and athletic nature. Try outs are held throughout the year. 

Schedule of Events

The pictures featured in the above gallery and throughout the site are courtesy of the photographers who took them. We would like to extend a special thanks to Michael Itamura, Jennifer Higgins, George Brown, Troy Corbett, Tom McFarland, and everyone else who allowed us the opportunity to showcase their work.  Without people like you we wouldn't be where we are today.

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HIA Foundation, Inc

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