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30844Re: [War Of 1812] British Drummers + Bearskins

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  • Luthien Tinuviel
    Jan 1, 2007
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      --- Tom Fournier <tom4141fournier@...> wrote:

      >
      > I have some details from an 1811 return for the 41st
      > Regiment while
      > they were in Canada:
      >
      > Under Accoutrements:
      >
      >
      > Under Clothing:
      >
      > Drummers
      >
      > Coats 22
      > Waistcoats 22
      > Breeches 22
      > Shoes 22
      > Grenadier Caps 4
      > Caps 22
      > Great Coats 22



      So it would seem that the drummers and fifers of the
      grenadier company had both a shako and a bearskin (if
      "grenadier cap" may be interpreted as bearskin)?
      Perhaps the bearskins were only worn for special
      occasions?

      Beck
      Fifer, 89th Regt. Grenadier Coy.


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