138187RE: [Revlist] Maryland State Marines - anyone know anything
- Dec 6, 2012Captain,
Here is all that I have been able to find in the Maryland archives...
"That one month's pay be advanced to each person who shall be
so enlisted or entered as aforesaid, and that over and above the pay
of the non-commissioned officers and privates of the battalion, in-
dependent companies, and companies of artillery and marines,
each of them be yearly found and allowed, at the expense of this
province, a new hat, short coat, waistcoat, pair of breeches, and
hunting shirt; out of their pay there may be reasonable stoppages
for necessary shirts, shoes and stockings.
That the uniform of the land forces and marines be hunting-
shirts; the hunting shirts of the marines to be blue, and those of
the land forces to be other colors. "
There is no mention of "frock". I don't know if a "short coat" is a
regimental uniform coat with shorter "tails" or if it's some sort of
sleeved waistcoat. The problem I think one has is determining if the
hunting-shirts were the external uniform, and the "short coat" was worn
underneath in colder weather, or if the "short coat" was worn in lieu of
the hunting-shirt, under certain circumstances.
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Subject: [Revlist] Maryland State Marines - anyone know anything
The fact that Maryland had marines is fairly well known. It is also well
known that part of their issue included a blue frock, but they were also
issued with a "short coat." Does anyone here have documentation on what
color the coats were?
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