War Couture By Adia
The Beginning *On March 23, 1779 theContinental Congress assigned George Washington to pick the colors for the colonies to wear for the war *at first George chose brown *later he changed the color to blue. *At that time there was not a lot of cloth available to the colonists *they wore what they could find.
The Beginning *The British wore red. *Different ranks and regiments had different colored facings. *They had a lot more supplies*they all had matching uniforms.
Colonists The colonists first uniform. The colonists second uniform.
colonist • At first the colors where brown with different color facings for each regiment. • Facings are the collars, cuffs, and trim of the uniform coat. • Eventually the colors were changed to blue with different color facings for each regiment.
Credits http://www.pics4learning.com/details.php?img=1812_british_soldiers_8.jpg BARCK, DOROTHY C. Uniforms of the American Army . Sons of the Revolution in the State of California , 2011. Web. 7 Apr. 2011. <http://www.srcalifornia.com/uniforms/uniforms.htm>. What People Wore During the American Revolution. New York: Power Kids Press, 2001. Print. britishbattles.com. Chalfont Web Design, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2011. <http://www.britishbattles.com/tim-reese/american-revolution/ uniform-cd.htm>.