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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

This Regiment embarked in 1765, going to Canada and remaining there until 1774. They were engaged in the battle of Lexington, April 19,1775, and at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. The officers were distinguished from the privates by a crimson silk sash tied about the waist, a silver gorget and epaulettes. The buff facings and buff waistcoat and breeches, leather boots and bearskin hat are as provided for in the Royal Warrant of December 19,1768.

On the front of the bearskin caps was the King's Crest of silverplated metal, on a black ground, with the motto "nec aspera terrent" and a grenade on the back of the hat with the number of the regiment.

Grenadier Company
British Fifty-Second Regiment of Foot, 1775

Fifty-Second Regiment of Foot, 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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