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Uniform for the Army of the United States

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Regulations describing the uniform for the various ranks of the Army of the United States. The cut and construction of some garments are described in detail.
Document Format Printed transcription/modern copy of Document
Document Notes Enclosed in Hamilton to McHenry, 12/1799. Printed in Syrett, vol. 24, 127-133.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Commander in Chief; Army of the United States; major generals; brigadier generals; adjutant general; quarter master general; inspector general; civil staff; infantry; commissary of military stores; lieutenant colonels commandant; majors; captains; lieutenants; cadets; sergeants; corporals; non commissioned officers; musicians; artillerists; cavalry; ;
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Keywords uniform; coat; lapels; collar and cuffs; epaulettes; embroidered edges; button holes; vest, single breasted with skirts; breeches; knee buckles; cocked hat; black cockade with a gold eagle; white plume; stock; neck hand kerchief; long boots with stiff tops; black leather lined with red morocco; shoes; spurs; shoe and knee buckles; cut and thrust sword; surtout single breasted; cloak; silver stars; vest breeches and hat; stock boots; pantaloons; half boots; one silver star; plume; buttons; knee pan; cuff; pockets; hind skirts; hooks and eyes; overalls; half gaiters; glaized leather; black cockade of four inches diameter having a white eagle in the center; flank companies; swords; sword knots; tassels; sashes; hair; dressed uniformly; helmet of leather; scabbard; ;
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