In a message dated 3/31/2000 4:33:29 PM Central Standard Time,
<< Not much of a change between Rev war and 1812 I do know that Reg't's with
black facings did reverse their drummers tunics in Rev war though.
Red and Black faced regiments had drummers with white coats lined in red but
faced in scarlet. Scarlet was in fact the facing colour of all non Royal
regimental drummers. White and Buff faced regiments also had red linings to
the coat, and all others white.
All coats were laced to some extent, Royal regiments copiously so with white
and blue lace with silk fringe on the collar. Non Royal regiments were to be
laced over the seams but the bars on the sleeves were at the discretion of