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UNIFORMS OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The only German auxiliary cavalry regiment to serve in America, the regiment was 336 men strong and was part of the 1st Division, arriving in Quebec in June, 1776.  They did not bring their horses with them, hoping to procure them in America.  Very few horses were obtained, only enough for small units to act in patrol work, etc.  The remainder of the regiment fought in infantry.  Their heavy cavalry boots were exchanged for long overalls made from striped ticking material, but much of the remainder of their cavalry dress was retained.  They were another of the regiments taken into captivity at the surrender of Saratoga as part of General Burgoyne's  Army, although many men were exchanged, escaped from captivity, etc., to re-form the Regiment around the detachment left in Canada.

[SOURCE:  R. J. Marrion.  Fellow of The Company of Military Historians of America.  Uniforms of the American War of Independence.  A series of 24 collector cards.  Victoria Gallery, London, England. 1992.]

Dragoon, Brunswick Dragoons
Regiment Prinz Ludwig

1777

Dragoon, Brunswick Dragoons -- 1777

[SOURCE: Uniforms of the American War of Independence. A series of 24 collector cards.  Illustration by R. J. Marrion.  Fellow of The Company of Military Historians of America.  Victoria Gallery, London, England.  1992.]


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