Re: 1812 The District of Columbia Militia Uniforms
- Mr. Harris ,
A good friend and excellant painter Jeff Schutt has bought a good nuber of your 1812 figures and is quite pleased with them . As to the DC Militia I will see what I can dig up . Cheers, Mark Coolidge
From: Forrest Harris <forrestharris@...>
To: WarOf1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 9:00 am
Subject: 1812 The District of Columbia Militia Uniforms
Is anyone aware of a source I could find information about the District of Columbia Militia uniforms (or lack thereof) at Bladensburg? No mention is made in Chartrand's "Warlike Appearance," and I'm having trouble figuring out how to uniform them in my product line (28mm historical miniatures).
Did they wear civilian clothes? Did they have coatees with lapels and round hats?
Were they a motley collection of independent volunteer companies in fancy privately funded uniforms?
They turned out in considerable numbers, which leads me to believe many were in civilian clothes, but one can never assume.
Any help would be appreciated.
All the best,
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