American Revolution Cockades

Early American patriotic cockades were black, inherited from the British black cockades. By the end of the Revolutionary War, George Washington felt the black cockade needed an American touch. So an eagle was added to the center and this remained the official American military cockade until cockades were completely retired in the late 1800s.
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Full length color image of Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by George Stuart.

About Baron Von Steuben aka. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben from US Patriots and Founders. Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.

Portrait length color image of George Washington (at Valley Forge) aka.

George Washington (at Valley Forge) One of the greatest men of the Age ~Truly a Giant among men ! Another nice work from (Stuart) check out his site he has over 400 figures of historical people.

Military Cocked Hat (18th century) Documented as belonging to Hartshorne of…

Military Cocked Hat century) Documented as belonging to Hartshorne of Reading. Morristown National Historic Park (my own cocked hat is based on this one)

In this blog post, curator Betsy Kornhauser discusses a sword in the exhibition "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 2003–2014" that appears in a portrait of Revolutionary War hero Colonel Marinus Willett. | Ralph Earl (American, 1751–1801). Marinus Willett, ca. 1791. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of George Willett Van Nest, 1916 (17.87.1) #sword

Portrait of Revolutionary War Hero, Colonel Marinus Willett -- Circa 1791 -- Ralph Earl -- American -- Oil on canvas -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) A Quaker, he was born in Rhode Island, and given command of a brigade when fighting erupted. In August of 1776, commissioned a major general in the Continental Army. He was Washington's most trusted advisor, and ranked second to Washington as a commander of rebel forces. Took over command in the South after Camden, and proved more than a match for Cornwallis. Outmaneuvered the British, and inflicted heavy losses Cornwallis could ill afford.

Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) A Quaker, he was born in Rhode Island, and given command of a brigade when fighting erupted. In August of 1776, commissioned a major general in the Continental Army. He was Washington's most trusted advisor, and ranked second to Washington as a commander of rebel forces. Took over command in the South after Camden, and proved more than a match for Cornwallis. Outmaneuvered the British, and inflicted heavy losses Cornwallis could ill afford.

American Revolution cockade

Tricorn Hat 1779 - Connecticut, National Museum of Americna History Behring Center NMAH

Portrait length color image of George III 1780 aka.

Portrait length color image of George III 1780 aka. George III of England, George William Frederick, by George Stuart.

General George Washington

General George Washington--what a debt of gratitude we owe to this remarkable man and the men who served under him.

American Revolution cockade

Revolutionary War Cocked Hat, Via the New York Historical Society. “ “According to the accession records, this hat was worn by John Shethar of Connecticut, an ancestor of the donor. Shethar was made a lieutenant in the Continental.

Revolutionary War veteran photographed in the 1800s, wearing his hat with the early American black cockade

A wonderful and rare photo indeed! This man fought in the American Revolutionary War under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old

American Revolution - black cockades worn by Washington and his men

Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Oil on Canvas, War and Conflict

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