Re: [WarOf1812] Cast-off 41st Coats - Detroit, 1812
- The reason I am asking is that I heard a "re-enactorism" that coats that went into cast off status had all regimentals removed. (lace, buttons) I wondered if there was
any evidence to this being done for the 41st (or any other brit reg't).
If so what a weird looking lot they must have been to be wearing just red coats!
Do you know when the 41st rec'd their 1811 clothing alotment?
These coats could have been in stores for 6 months or so, or were things that bad for the 41st that it was a cast off once the arms fell off or it fell off your back?
If so Jim you are way too pretty! ;-)
James Yaworsky wrote:
> In other words, I doubt if there was any time to remove lace or alter these
> coats in any way. I also can conceive of no reason why this would be done,
> as the whole point of issuing the coats was to fool General Hull in to
> thinking Brock had a larger force of regulars at his disposal than in fact
> were present.