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18th Century Material Culture The British Army Clothing & Badges of Rank

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18th Century Material Culture The British Army

Clothing & Badges of Rank

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Coats

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British Officer’s Coat with Gorget & Sashc. 1760 - 1764

(Fort Ligonier)

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The Coat of Lieutenant Eli Dagworthy c. 1768H.M. 44th Regiment of Foot

(Smithsonian Institution)

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Coat of the Boston Corps of Cadetsc. 1770

(Fort Ticonderoga)

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Coat of the Boston Corps of Cadetsc. 1770

(Fort Ticonderoga)

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Coat of the Boston Corps of Cadetsc. 1770

(Fort Ticonderoga)

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Field Officer’s Scarlet Coat with Double Epaulettesc. 1770 - 1775

(Private Collection)

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Field Officer’s Scarlet Coat with Right Shoulder Epaulettec. 1770 - 1775

(Private Collection)

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Grenadier Officer’s Coatc. 1770 - 1775

(Private Collection)

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“Cloth from Coat of a British Officer of the Revolutionary War taken by a Lady from New Jersey”(Skinner)

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Gaiters

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British Linen Gaiter(Henry Cooke)

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Neck Stocks

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Neck Stock with Brass Claspc. 1770

(Private Collection)

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Neck Stock ClaspRecovered at Fort Stanwix, New York(Fort Stanwix, National Park Service)

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Neck Stock ClaspRecovered at Fort Stanwix, New York(Fort Stanwix, National Park Service)

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Neck Stock ClaspRecovered at Fort Stanwix, New York(Fort Stanwix, National Park Service)

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Neck Stock ClaspRecovered at Fort Stanwix, New York(Fort Stanwix, National Park Service)

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Mittens

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Mitten Found in a New York City Campsite

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Sashes

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British Officer’s Sash2nd Half 18th Century

(Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

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Epaulettes

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British Officer Silver Embroidered Epaulette(Don Troiani)

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British Officer’s Silver Embroidered Epaulettesc. 1775 - 1780

(United Museums of Scotland)

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British Officer’s Silver Epaulettes and Duty Gorget2nd Half 18th Century

(Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

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Gorgets

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British Officer’s Gilt Brass Duty Gorget2nd Half 18th Century

(Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

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British Officer’s Gilt Brass Duty Gorget2nd Half 18th Century

(Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

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British Officer’s Gilt Brass Duty Gorget2nd Half 18th Century

(Bonhams - William H. Guthman Collection)

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A British Officer’s Silver Gorget

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A British Officer’s Silver Gorget(Museum of the American Revolution)

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A British Officer’s Silver Gorget(National Army Museum)

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget(Private Collection)

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget(Private Collection)

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget

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Officer’s GorgetH.M. 20th Regiment of Foot

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Officer’s GorgetH.M. 31st Regiment of Foot

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GorgetH.M. 62nd Regiment of Foot

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Officer’s Gorget

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A British Officer’s “Silver” GorgetEngraved “LONDON DERRY” and “YEOMANRY”

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorgetc. 1750 - 1760

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget Marked for H.M. 20th Regiment of Footc. 1770

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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A British Officer’s Gilt Brass Gorget Marked for H.M. 20th Regiment of Footc. 1770

(Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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Acknowledgements

The material contained within these slideshows is presented for educational purposes only. The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center does not personally own any of the items depicted herein and is indebted to the countless museums, libraries, and private collectors who willingly share their collections with the public through the internet. Every attempt has been made to credit these organizations and individuals for their contributions as best as possible.

The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center is particularly grateful to Dr. Gregory Urwin of Temple University for his series, “Redcoat Images” where many of these illustrations are showcased.

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