|Light Infantryman - by Don Troiani|
I have posted some drawings that depict the appearance of the British soldier during the American War of Independence, showing how they would actually look while on campaign. Gone is the formal look of the 1768 Clothing Warrant, with the long tail coat, tricorn hat, and knee britches. Also gone is the knapsack, replaced by a blanket roll that is attached to the back via a "tumpline". All of the uniform and kit changes were adapted by the soldiers for comfort and practicality while operating in the terrain that was North America at that time.
|40th Foot Defending the Chew House - Battle of Germantown (Osprey: Philadelphia Campaign of 1777)|
|Loyalist soldier in 1777 - by Don Troiani|