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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 12:36 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of a Patriot unit that wore brown coats faced buff?
I saw a picture somewhere and can't remember what unit it was.

Alexja03 Apr 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

there is col sherburne's regt…brown faced yellow

pepemari47 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 1:50 a.m. PST

1st battalion Philadelphia associators?

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

26th Continental Regiment (Col. L. Baldwin) c. 1776

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2018 8:35 a.m. PST

Exhibit A why TMP provides continued value. Even if all these suggestions are wrong they provide potentially useful leads.

RudyNelson06 Apr 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

We had a large article on patriot coat colors with facing colors.
There were four brown with white facings
Three brown with yellow facings
Brown with green six
Brown with red 20
Brown with lot Blue is six
Brown with buff FIVE units
Let Brown with buff ONE
Ely Conn State in 1977
Hyde's Conn Lgt Horse
2nd Conn Lgt Horse
Virginia State Line 1779-82
1st Philadelphia Bn 1776-77
18th Continental wore drab with buff facings
Over a dozen brown coat units did not have a facing color listed

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 6:43 p.m. PST

Rudy Thanks for that. Can you give me any more info on the
Virginia State Line 1779-82? Were they with Morgan's Flying Army? At Cowpens?
I would be most grateful for any info you can supply. Thanks.

RudyNelson08 Apr 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

All I gathered and published were uniform notes. I did not post any Patriot OB or strength in battles. I did it for the Germans, Spanish and Loyalist plus a lot of Native American actions but not British, Patriot or French.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 10:05 p.m. PST

Where did the information come from?

RudyNelson09 Apr 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

I am an old guy, so there were not many internet sources. Most were books either from my collection or obtained from the national inter-library loan program. Some were many sources that were secondary or tricenary for verification.

Bill N09 Apr 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

Rudy-I would love to know your source for the Virginia State Line wearing brown faced buff. Most of what I am seeing from that era has them in coats with red facings, assuming they could get regimental coats.

RudyNelson09 Apr 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

Remember Brown coats came mainly from using captured British coats. A blue or other contrasting dye turned them to a shade of brown. The natural Brown dyed wool coats were a lighter color. Often a tan, light brown or a drab.
It has been almost two decades since I wrote those articles, so I am not sure if I have a source list around. I will look and see what I have left.

RudyNelson09 Apr 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

The entry on the VA State Troops, not Cont. troops.
Crocket's Bn Brown coat with red facings. State Troops 1778 and early 1779 had blue coats with red facings red small clothes and red or blue pants
After the 1779, uniform regulation the VA State Line changed to Brown coats with buff facings from 1779 until 1782.
The Illinois Rgt/Bn also had a uniform and regarded as VA State troops.

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