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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

See the description of plates showing Hessian Regiment Rall, page 48, and the Regiment Erb Prinz, page 50, which give all details necessary for this one.

The three regiments captured at Trenton, N. J., in 1776, were the Grenadier Regiment Rall, and the Fusileer Regiments Knyphausen and von Lossberg.

All three wore brass caps and were so known by the Americans. Their equipment was the same, and their uniforms very much like the Prussians at that period. No overcoats were issued at this time except a few to each battalion for the men on guard duty in cold and stormy weather.

The Knyphausen Regiment dressed like the Lossberg with the following exceptions: black facings and cuffs on the coats, which were lined with red cloth, and their vests and breeches were light buff.

Grenadier Regiment Von Rall
and
Fusileer Regiment
Alt Von Lossberg of Hesse-Cassel, 1776

Von Rall and Von Lossberg Regiments, 1776

[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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