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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

This command was one of the sixteen additional regiments authorized by Congress, December 27, 1776. These sixteen regiments were known by their colonels' names only, and had no number assigned to them, though they were in the regular Continental Line.

In 1779, the regimental dress of Sherburne's regiment consisted of black felt hats bound or laced with white wool braid as in the English Army, white buff leather cross-belts worn over a brown coat faced with yellow, dark green waistcoats and breeches, white wool stockings, and black half gaiters or spatterdashes of painted canvas. Their knapsacks and haversacks were of canvas also.

The regiment was recruited at large, but was composed mostly of men from Connecticut.

[REFERENCES: Journals of Continental Congress (Ford, ed.), V, 1945; Providence Gazette, Jan. 30, and Feb. 6, 1779; Connecticut Gazette, Feb. 19, 1779.]

Sherburne's Continental Regiment, 1778 - 1780

Sherburne's Continental Regiment

[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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