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, IVBNNJV@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/31/2005 5:48:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jjohnson@u... writes:
> Greetings, I am looking for a uniform description for Ferguson's
> Corps. Can someone help out this old wargamer?
> An old wargamer would be happy to help another old wargamer.
> corps to be precise? The 1777 corps was technically the
only "Rifle Corps."
> This unit was composed almost entirely of recruits for the
> regiments serving in America, and was clothed in green. As for
the details more than
> that, there is little evidence. There may be evidence in the
> painting of Paoli of what one looked like, but I am not sure of
that. Green cloth
> was definitely sent over in March of 1777, and Ferguson himself
> their green clothing may have confused their opposition or the
Looking at a copy of the very small Paoli painting by Saviero della
Gatta, dated 1782, that I have in front of me, the 1 1/4" high
riflemen said to be Ferguson's men in the center of the picture have
black once-cocked hats with black plumes, bottle green coats cut
light infantry style to short jackets, white waistcoats (I
think),white turnbacks on the coats, unbleached linen gaitered
trousers, two white crossbelts, with a bayonet scabbard and
cartridge pouch on each respectively, and black shoes.