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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

In the absence of authority, we may say that it is doubtful if before the year 1780 this regiment wore uniform clothing or a regimental dress. There is no doubt that the officers, or some of them, had blue or black coats for dress, trimmed or faced with red, but in the field the hunting shirt or rifle dress was worn by both officers and men.

fter 1777, they were furnished with long overalls or leggings, of wool in the cold weather, and of white coarse linen or duck in summer, replacing the leather breeches shown in the picture. Their arms were in general British muskets as shown, and their belts were also captured from the British. In the drawing, the man is shown with the regular British army belts worn at that period.

First Georgia Regiment of Infantry Continental Line, 1777

First Georgia Continental Line, 1777

[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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