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During the American Revolution, the colonists and Founding Fathers quickly realized that their resistance would not be easily tolerated by the British. As skirmishes between the colonies’ militia and the British military increased and the monarchy continued to send thousands of troops to America to stop the rebellion, the Founding Fathers recognized that the time had come to create an army for their new nation—and the Continental Army was founded as the Revolutionary War inched ever closer.
With the official start of the Revolutionary War occurring at the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, it was clear that the colonists needed to be better prepared; at those battles, individual militias fought and there was no organized military effort. The soldiers on the battlefields were volunteer part-time soldiers, all of whom “enlisted” with the belief that they would provide a local defense only. The colonists weren’t ready to wage war. So, on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army. The Continental Army was created with soldiers from each of the 13 colonies. One day later on June 15, George Washington was voted to be Commander in Chief of the new army.
As the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War ended, the Continental Army became the United States Army in 1784. Today, the same army that fights around the world is the Continental Army, now known by a different name—and no longer fighting a revolution.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s American Revolution Soldier costume is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by the colonists fighting in the Revolutionary War. You’ll look just like the men of the Continental Army when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture Revolutionary War uniforms and military attire accurately, this costume includes a Revolutionary War frock coat (also known as a colonial military jacket) with contrasting red trim, a military vest with an attached dickey, a lace jabot, and a pair of colonial military breeches. You’ll look the part of a man headed to the battlefields of the Revolutionary War with this costume set straight out of the 18th century.
Of course, every American Revolution wartime costume needs a few accessories, too. No colonist during the 18th century left home for the Continental Army without his black powder horn, white military leggings, white shoulder sash, white canvas haversack and black Officer's sword belt with sword sabre, If you’d like to enhance your Revolutionary War uniform with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this base costume), you can pair this costume outfit with our value bundle option to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality Revolutionary War soldier’s uniform costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a colonist on the battlefield during the 18th century Revolutionary War era. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ American Revolution soldier costume is built to last.
*Note* Buttons are not pre-attached, they attach with hitch pin clips, which are included along with installation instructions. This is for cleaning purposes as these coats are washable and buttons may detach during laundering.
This also allows the wearer a choice of either Gold or Silver Color Buttons.
You can save an additional 15% off this American Revolutionary War Uniform by adding all items to cart under the "Value Package".
**Note** All parts to the uniform pictured can also be purchased separately.
Self: 100% Polyester
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most things are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling period is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a gentle stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.
* Fabric Shades may vary & may not match exactly.
Please be aware that although we aim to display the colors accurately in our images, due to monitor, and screen variations, or any other factors we cannot guarantee that your monitor, or screen represents the colors to 100% accuracy.