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Revolutionary War Uniforms. Colonial Army Uniforms. At the beginning of the war, the soldiers wore brown uniforms Their hunting shirts were made out of fabrics like wool, in different colors based on the soldier’s regiment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Revolutionary War Uniforms

Revolutionary War UniformsColonial Army UniformsAt the beginning of the war, the soldiers wore brown uniformsTheir hunting shirts were made out of fabrics like wool, in different colors based on the soldiers regimentThey wore either long-tailed coats or waistcoats over their hunting shirtsMost soldiers wore tricorn hats, but if there were not enough supplied, they used whatever hat they hadUnder the pants they wore stockingsThey wore boots on their feetTowards the end of the war the colonists had red, blue, or brown uniforms In general, their uniforms were very cheap and poor quality

1780 American InfantrymenBlue coat with white facings and cuffsBlack leather hat with bearskin and red feathers on topBlack tricorn hatBuckled bootsHad weapons and traveling objects in red backpack

Soldiers sometimes wore patches on their coats to show their rankStars could designate the rank of the soldier

Sometimes highly ranked soldiers wore epaulettes The British generals and other highly ranked soldiers wore fancy gold and silver buttonsSoldiers had to know the rank and the role of other soldiersBritish UniformsCompared to the colonists the British had much better uniformsThe uniforms were made of quality materials and were expensive. However, the soldiers were easy targets because they wore bright red coats People sometimes called them lobster backs or redcoatsAlthough they usually wore red uniforms, they sometimes wore blue onesThey wore pants, stockings, boots, hunting shirts and other common war clothes like the colonists

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Army

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EpauletteEpaulettes

Tricorn hathttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricorn_hatCreditsnoodletools.comzenedy.comhomework.northport.comThe American Heritage History of The American Revolutioncampus.fortunecity.comwikipedia.org