Wordless Wednesday: Revolutionary War Uniforms

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Hessian Jagers at the Battle of Groton. Wikipedia, public domain.
Hessian Jagers at the Battle of Groton. Wikipedia, public domain. (Click to enlarge.)

 

Hessian boots. Wikimedia, public domain.
Hessian boots. Wikimedia, public domain. Later evolved into “Wellies” and other popular boots with tassels.

 

American soldiers at the siege of Yorktown, by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine DeVerger, watercolor, 1781. The African American soldier is supposedly from the first Rhode Island Regiment. Wikipedia, Public Domain.
American soldiers at the siege of Yorktown, by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine DeVerger, watercolor, 1781. The African American soldier is supposedly from the first Rhode Island Regiment. Wikipedia, Public Domain. (Click to enlarge.)

 

➡ McMurray Family, Horn Family

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Images from Wikipedia/Wikimedia, public domain.

2) Henry Horn was not a jager nor at the Battle of Yorktown, but his uniforms as a Hessian and later a Continental soldier might have been similar.

 

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