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1768 British Army Regimental facings and lacings at the Royal Collection, UK - In the 18th century, while the red coat was becoming standardized in the Foot Regiments, each regiment was marked by a distinctive combination of facing fabric and lacing around the buttonholes. This compilation shows those for the 41st-60th Regiments of Foot in 1768. A new set of regulations for British Army uniforms was enacted then, changing the cut of the coat and the colour of the breeches from red to…

SPLIT ROCK – October 18th 1776 Today, 236 year ago - October 18th 1776 - during the American War of Independence, American forces delayed and inflicted serious casualties to the advancing British army at Split Rock, as it marched towards New York. This painting, from the Osprey book on the New York campaign, shows an American private in Colonel William Shepherd's regiment removing the canteen and hat of a badly wounded British officer - Captain Evelyn of the 4th Foot - as the British fall…

American Revolution: Here is an older study of a Loyalist officer of the King's American Regiment (4th American) . In many of the Loyalist units the officers were as well appointed (or better) than their counterparts in the British Army.