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This company was authorized by the New York Provincial Congress, to be raised in July, 1775, by Captain John Lamb, for Continental service. It was ordered to the Northern Army, and served under General Montgomery before Quebec, where they did excellent service and suffered severely.

Their uniform for dress, when first organized, was a blue coat faced with buff, which was very unusual. We find that most of the artillery companies raised during the war wore blue faced with scarlet, which soon became the prescribed dress of that arm of the service in the American Army.

One other exception, however, was that of the second artillery company formed by order of the New York Provincial Congress, in January, 1776, and a few months later captained by Alexander Hamilton, whose commission was dated March 14, 1776. This second company, known as the Colony Artillery Company, was, like Captain Lamb's, uniformed on its organization in blue, faced with buff, and with leather breeches, or exactly like the drawing opposite.

[REFERENCES: Journal of the N. Y. Provincial Congress, I, 81, 239, 359, II, 32; New York Journal, May 9, 1776.]

Captain John Lamb's New York Artillery Company, 1775

Captain Lamb's NY Artillery, 1775

[SOURCE: Uniforms of the Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. Lt. Charles M. Lefferts. Limited Edition of 500. New York York Historical Society. New York, NY. 1926.]


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