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Nine pound round20 Nov 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Tried to post this yesterday, with no luck.

Does anyone know whether the Marines' musicians wore reversed colors, or conventional red coats with the lace and chevrons that were typically used to distinguish musicians?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

I am pretty sure it was conventional red coats with usual laces and chevrons (points down)


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 9:32 p.m. PST

Here is a figure review of a Napoleonic era drummer.
He is wearing a red coat.
YouTube link

Edwulf20 Nov 2017 11:08 p.m. PST

All blue faced units had red coated musicians, blue facings and white lace.

22ndFoot21 Nov 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Scarlet coats faced blue as for a royal regiment after 1802. Before that musicians wore white coats laced – according to Stadden and Newark – with blue lace with a eide red centre stripe to accord with the white facings.

Nine pound round22 Nov 2017 4:18 p.m. PST

Thanks, everyone- that's very helpful advice!

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