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comte de malartic Inactive Member02 Mar 2012 6:31 a.m. PST

What is the latest thought on the headgear of Haslet's Delaware Regiment in 1776--leather caps--cocked hats--or round hats?

I thought that the leather caps interpretation was disproved years ago and even saw something of that nature on the State of Delaware's website about a year or so ago.

However, the reenactment group in CA still mentions the leather caps on their website.

Also, what is the thought on the lining of the coat tails white or red.

V/R

Joe

epturner Inactive Member02 Mar 2012 6:56 a.m. PST

Mine are in cocked hats, uncocked hats (worn in the approved OFM Pimp Hat style) and round caps.

I think the leather cap has been disproved, but YMMV.

Eric

doc mcb Inactive Member02 Mar 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

Haslet's were among the very first minis I bought, in 1960, 30mm from Jack Scruby. In the caps, of course. Two of them survive and are among the 30+ 28mm in the regiment -- but most of the rest are in cocked or uncocked hats.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2012 8:18 a.m. PST

When caps date back to Lefferts, I give them some leeway.

I don't have Hazlett's per se, but I do have a similarly accoutred stand in one of my Lafayette's LI battalion. In a game with one stand of them, they fill the bill.

roughriderfan Inactive Member02 Mar 2012 9:14 a.m. PST

IIRRC, the existing leather cap owned by the state of Delaware is made out of patent leather which disproves its existence during the AWI.

My Delaware lads are Eureka's "Ragged Continentals" so their hats are a bit of a mix of cocked hats and turned down versions, though all have the yellow hat tape on the brim.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2012 5:22 p.m. PST

IIRRC, the existing leather cap owned by the state of Delaware is made out of patent leather which disproves its existence during the AWI.


So, that rules out the polyester breeches too, I guess.

23rdFusilier19 Apr 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

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95thRegt Inactive Member06 May 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

However, the reenactment group in CA still mentions the leather caps on their website.
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A Rev War reenacting group in CA. that should tell you all you need to know, lol!

Bob C.

23rdFusilier07 May 2018 4:43 p.m. PST

I found their reasoning for have the helmets unconvincing. While there is no documentation for helmets being issued or existing, their stance is prove us wrong. So sad.

23rdFusilier15 May 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

Interesting article. Puts to rest any speculation the battalion wore caps. They did not.

Londahl-Smith, Donald. Notes concerning the uniform of the Delaware Battalion in 1776.
Military Collector and Historian, vol. XIX no. 1, pp. 9-11.

Brechtel19816 May 2018 3:36 a.m. PST

Do you have the article?

Brechtel19816 May 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

If you do have it could you post citations from it and the source material used in writing the article?

And if you could scan it and email it to me that would be greatly appreciated.

My email address is Boulart198@yahoo.com

Thanks very much.

23rdFusilier16 May 2018 7:59 a.m. PST

I am tied up right now with my son's graduation and house guests. I will send you a copy next week when things calm down here.

Brechtel19816 May 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Sounds good-thanks. And have a good time with your family.

23rdFusilier18 May 2018 10:13 a.m. PST

Please check your email. I sent the article as a pdf attachment.

Brechtel19818 May 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Received the article this afternoon-thanks very much-it is greatly appreciated.

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