On 30 June 1813 with a large store of clothing having come frome
Britain, the flank coys of the battions received their issue first.
The 6th Bn flank companies where issued "Caps and plumes, Red Coats,
Waist-coats with sleeves, Blue Trowsers, Forage Caps, Gaiters, Linen
shirts, Stocking, Shoes, Knapsacks and Stocks and Clasps.' The Bn
coys received their issue 1 Aug 1813.
The old Military Illustrated article I lifted this from (1986) says
that it seems they never wore Belgics as there is reference
to 'Bucket caps.' I wonder if this would be entirely true as Quebec
being the major port and Commissariat stores, it makes sense that
local units would receive the first issue before the remainer going
up the lakes.
Lt Francois Dezery's uniform (3rd Bn)in which he was wounded at
Chateauguay 26 Oct 1813 is an old style scarlet coat with yellow
facings. It is surmised in the article that this was purchased second-
hand but it does seem odd that for relatively little cost he could
have changed his facings.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Mark Bevis <sultanbev@...> wrote:
> Has anyone any info on the unit sizes and uniforms of the Montreal
City Sedentary Militia:
> I have the following info, wonder if anyone can flesh it out:
> 1st Bttn: British: blue uniform, white facings, then early 1813
switched to scarlet with yellow facings
> 2nd, 3rd Bttns: French Canadians: blue coats faced red, then in Nov
1812 had scarlet faced sky blue, then June 1813 scarlet faced green
> The Flank Coys of these 3 Bttns were detached as volunteers to form
the Montreal Militia Battalion, March 1812-March 1815.
> I'm guessing that they were about 300-400 men strong, with
> Mark Bevis
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