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American War of Independence Uniforms

Discussion in '"Today in History", Literature & Media Review' started by Chrisr, May 22, 2015.

  1. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    I was wondering if members have information on the various uniforms worn by the Americans during the American War of Independence. I understand one of the New Hampshire regiments wore sky blue coats with red facings, a New York regiment wore grey coats with green facings, and some Virginian regiments had brown coats with red facings.

    Perhaps, with the abundant knowledge on this forum, it is possible to produce a list of the uniforms worn by the various American units.

    Any information would be gratefully received received.

    Cheers
    Chris
  2. Mike S. Well-Known Member

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    United-States
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  3. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Thank you Mike. I have Mollo's book, and it is good. However, does it cover all regiments?

    Yes, I am serious or I wouldn't have started the thread, and I am wondering if it is possible to compile a list of all regiments and their uniforms? Probably not possible, as some would not be recorded, but given the knowledge of members we might be able to compile as comprehensive a list as possible.

    Again, many thanks for your reply.

    Cheers
    Chris
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Some possibilities...

    All the best,

    Dan


    Fighting Units of the American War of Independence

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    ISBN 0791051625, 9780791051627

    Dan Harmon
    Chelsea House Publishers, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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    Details of the men who fought on both sides in the American Revolution, including their uniforms, their equipment, and the battles they fought.
    British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783
    By C. E. Franklin Casemate Publishers


    An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms from 1775-1783, the American Revolutionary War: An Expert Guide to the Uniforms of the American Militias and Continental Army, the Armies and Navies of Great Britain and France, German and Spanish Units, and American Indian Allies

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    Digby Smith, Kevin F. Kiley
    Publisher Lorenz Books, 2008
    ISBN 075481761X, 9780754817611
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  5. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Many thanks Dan. I don't have those.

    Cheers
    Chris
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Can't personally vouch for any of them, Chris. AWI is not my period of interest. Just did a word search on "American War of Independence uniforms, books" on Google and they came up.

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    One book I have on the topic is Don Troiani's "Soldiers of the American Revolution". Lots of pictures of equipment and colour details. Not sure if it's still available but check Amazon.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  8. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Huw.

    Cheers
    Chris
  9. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Chris,

    I have the following book:-
    "Uniforms of the 1775 - 1783 American, British, French and German Armies of the War of the American Revolution" by Lt. Charles M Lefferts.
    It contains over 70 pages of descriptions of dress worn by deserters from the American Army, as taken from the contemporary press.
    The third photo is of a sample of a couple of these pages.
    Let me know if you think such information might be useful.

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    Cheers,
    Andrew
  10. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Andrew,

    That is an excellent source. Clearly, there is plenty of evidence out there. Just a matter of knowing about it.

    Many thanks for your contribution.
    Chris
  11. steve j Active Member

    Country:
    England
    this book has fantastic drawing and real life photos of some uniform and equipment
  12. steve j Active Member

    Country:
    England
  13. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Steve. Looks like I have more than enough sources to go through.

    Many thanks to all who replied, and provided the excellent source material.

    Cheers
    Chris
  14. Old Pete Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I,m a bit late but if you are ever in the US the gift shops at most of the battlefields do colouring books for children I bought some when I was at the Expo in Boston they are very cheap and though some are caricture the uniform details are very accurate.I think you can get them on the net.Hope this is of some help
  15. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Old Pete. Much appreciated.
    Cheers
    Chris

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