The American Soldier, 1781
Photo Credit: U.S. Army Center of Military History
The American Soldier, 1781: The troops in this painting wear the uniforms prescribed in the regulations of 1779 and supplied at the time of the Yorktown campaign - blue coats with distinctive facings for the infantry regiments from four groups of states: New England; New York and New Jersey; Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia; and the Carolinas and Georgia. All of the infantry coats were lined with white and had white buttons. All troops wore white overalls and waistcoats. A Lieutenant in the right foreground is recognizable by the epaulette on his left shoulder. (U.S. Army Center of Military History).
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