RE: [War Of 1812] Militia supplies May 1812
- Don't forget the three that I have in the collection at Lundy's Lane as
p.s. Don't forget about the 6th Foot, they wore yellow too!
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Thanks for the summary,
Richard. There are a couple of original Lincoln militia officers' coattees
in the collection of the Niagara Historic Society--both red faced blue as
per the orders for the Lincoln Militia. One coattee bears the damage done by
a wound and the surgeons at Lundy's Lane. According to orders, these would
have been worn only after the men received uniform clothing so they must
have done so by 1814. Since surviving samples suggest red faced blue I am
really curious about the red faced yellow. Having been the Superintendent of
Niagara (including Fort George) for 15 years, I am particularly interested
in any documentation retained by the Park that would suggest yellow facings.
I know that we all want to be accurate in our presentations and we have had
many a lively debate in the past 33 years on headgear (stovepipe or
belgique) but I cannot recall a use of yellow facings beyond the 100th foot
and the Cdn Fencibles. Obviously, I? will have to look again.
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