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23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 8:00 a.m. PST


In New York city the regiment is assigned to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall's brigade. Uniforms, based on deserter reports are either gray or blue coats faced green as well as the usual mixture of civilian clothing. The regiment misses the battle on Long Island And takes part in the retreat northward. They form part of Washington's lines around White Plains New York in late October.


Xintao17 Jun 2018 8:08 a.m. PST


justBill17 Jun 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

something interesting happening on their left?

Seriously though, very nice

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

Why yes; just to their left off camera is this.


justBill17 Jun 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Lol! Outstanding!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 4:04 a.m. PST

That's Great!

Terry3718 Jun 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

The blue faced green uniform is very interesting. May I ask what your source is for it. I have the 3rd in gray faced green and later in drab (a sort of khaki) faced blue, so this is a new one that I am most interested to learn more about.



23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 6:38 a.m. PST

Terry37, I took these from deserter reports. These report both gray and blue faced green coats in 1776. Most gamers paint the Regiment in gray coats (correct for both 1775 and 1776) but I liked the blue faced green better. Both are correct. Best of all would be a regiment with bith, and a few in civilian clothing. But I like my little regiments uniformed; much like a reenactment unit.

References to blue faced green can be found in the following books:

Katcher, Phillip R. N. Uniforms of the Continental Army

Lefferts, Charles M. Uniforms of the American, British, French & German Armies in the American Revolution 1775-1783.

Zlatich, Marko. General Washington's Army (1): 1775-78 (Men-at-Arms 273)

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