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American Revolution 1763-1789 The birth of a new nation - to commence at the Proclaimation of 1763 to the end of the Articles of Confederation.

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Best Uniforms of the American Revolution

Ok, so we have this thread for the Napoleonic Wars, but the scope of this forum covers the 18th century as well. Personally I think there were some very interesting uniforms during the American Revolution. So, what are some of your favorites?

To get the ball rolling...

Haslett's Delaware Regt. 1776


Hesse-Cassel Field Jaegers, 1776-83


Fusilier Hesse-Cassel Erb Prinz, 1776


Queen's Rangers, 1780


Lancer of Lauzun's Legion, 1781
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4th Continental Light Dragoons, 1779-1781:




Royal Welsh Fuzileers ( 23rd regiment of Foot ), 1776:

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Some more Troiani...

Saintonge Regiment, 1781


17th Light Dragoons


Washington's Life Guard, 1777


Clark's Illinois Regt. 1782
This one is interesting as it depicts the regt. as equipped by the Spanish. You can see the distinctly Spanish musket and cartridge box.
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Virginia Light Dragoons.
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Virginia Light Dragoons.
Here's one version of their uniform.


And this is Lee's Partisan Legion which was composed of infantry and Light Dragoons originally raised in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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For those of you interested in the uniforms of the American Revolution there's is a new book to be released in April titled "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of the American War of Independence." Amazon gives a few previews of the pages.

There's also "Don Troiani's Soldiers of the American Revolution." Which is illustrated with his paintings and color photos of original items.
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Irregular forces.

No fuss, no feathers, all practicality.


Okay that's actually supposed to be one of Roger's Rangers from the French-Indian war but same idea.

Also the uniform of a true patriot: Proletarian clothing.
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Yorktown Regiments

Hi everyone! I am new to this forum...and truly enjoying it. The uniforms of the American Revolution that I prefer are definitely from the French. I agree with HG that the Saintongue uniform of the 1779 regulation (dark green and white) undoubtedly is amongst the most attractive. My favorites, however, are a German regiment in French service - Royal Deux-Ponts, and the Soissinois Regiment also wearing the 1779 uniform regulations. I have included them in a diorama I am modelling/constructing and painting of Yorktown figures using 54mm collector quality miniatures. Other regiments are under way - See photos below.


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I really like this uniform. Is it from around the period of the revolutionary war? Or perhaps the French-Indian war?
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