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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 6:08 a.m. PST

Was the uniforms different in the Seminole War than in the Mexican War?Is there anybody that does US Army in the 1830's besides Old Glory?

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 7:27 a.m. PST

This is a good starting point for you: PDF link

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 8:42 a.m. PST

Thanks David.Looks to be a great site.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 11:44 a.m. PST

Wonderful thumbnail resource!

Thanks, Skeets, for sharing with all of us!


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 2:38 p.m. PST

Agreed – thanks for sharing

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 4:34 p.m. PST

Pretty snazzy site.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2015 4:52 p.m. PST

Yeah,not bad.I found what I was looking for.As I'm collecting figures for Black Hawk's War and the 2nd Seminole War low and behold there was a change in uniforms between those 2 wars.Now I don't see any changes between the 2nd Seminole and Mexican so I take it you can use Americans from the Mexican range for the 2nd Seminole War ?If I'm wrong on this someone please enlighten me.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2015 9:45 a.m. PST

A close reading of the survey of Army uniforms indicates that the 1833 forage cap was used during the 2nd Seminole War, and the 1839 forage cap was used during the Mexican War. Most of the uniform prints I have seen demonstrate this difference. It's really up to you as to whether it is an important enough distinction to worry about. I would be more than willing to play in a convention game in either period with castings intended for the other.


Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

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