Uniforms for the Army of the United States

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ft. Johnston (NC) Orderly Book, RG98 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ft. Johnston (NC) Orderly Book, RG98 view image
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Date January 9, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
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Summary Describes the uniforms of officers in order of descending rank: the Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander in Chief; the Inspector General; Infantry; Artillery; Colonels; Majors; Captains; Lieutenants; Cadets; Sergeant-Majors; Quartermaster Sergeants; Sergeants; Corporals; Chief Musicians; Musicians; Etc.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander in Chief; the Inspector General; Infantry; Artillery; Colonels; Majors; Captains; Lieutenants; Cadets; Sergeant-Majors; Quartermaster Sergeants; Sergeants; Corporals; Chief Musicians; Musicians; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords swords; black cockade; Regiments; plume; silver stars; epaulet; coat; buttons; coats; leather; tin; uniform; cape and cuffs; vest; breeches; embroidered; hats; under-clothes; caps; eagles of tin; ;
Key Phrases The uniform of the Commander in Chief to be a blue coat with yellow buttons and gold epaulets, each having three silver stars with lining, [?}, and cuffs of buff. In winter, buff vest and breeches, in summer a white vest and breeches of muslin.
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