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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

This Rifle Corps had detachments in almost every skirmish and battle of the American Revolution.

 

The Brunswick and Anspach yagers or chasseurs wore the same dress but with bright red facings and linings to the coats.

 

On parade they wore tall green feathers on their hats above the green silk cockade, and in summer white linen breeches.

 

Officers were distinguished by a white feather, and gold lace on the cuffs and lapels. Sergeants by a white feather with red top, and gold lace on the cuffs.

 

Their whole uniform was much superior to those of the line regiments, and they were considered a "Corps d'e'lite."

 

Field Yager Corps of Hesse-Cassel, 1776-1783

 

 

Field Yager Corps of Hesse-Cassel, 1776-1783

 

[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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