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    Brunswick uniforms worn by American soldiers – 1782 and 1783

    In 1782 General Nathaniel Greene's troops were still actively campaigning in the Southern States. In November he received an allotment of Continental and captured "Hessian" uniforms as follows:

    Captured coats of quality for privates:
    109 blue faced yellow with red coat-tails
    21 blue faced white with red coat-tails
    19 blue faced red with red coat-tails

    Captured drummers' coats:
    9 yellow with white lining

    Captured coats of quality for sergeants:
    22 blue faced yellow with yellow coat-tails
    8 blue faced yellow with red coat-tails
    3 blue faced red with red coat-tails
    3 blue faced black with red coat-tails

    Continental army coats:
    37 blue faced white short coats for cavalry
    341 blue faced white for infantry
    305 blue faced red for infantry

    Also:
    889 pair overalls and 860 pair breeches

    The yellow drummers' coats would indicate the captured coats were made for Brunswick troops, not Hessian.

    The 22 sergeant coats of blue faced yellow with yellow coat-tails were likely light blue uniform coats made for the Brunswick Dragoons.

    Prior to the above distribution, in the month of May 1782 Gen. Greene's troops received enough linen for making short coats – these were probably their summer field uniforms.

    Source: Osprey's General Washington's Army (2) by Marko Zlatich