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When the Americans began to fight for independence, the British government was able to provide their soldiers with uniforms and weapons to combat the rebels. But the American rebels had to try to put together an army without money and without a strong government to organize that effort. Each colony raised regiments of soldiers to send to the Continental Line, the main army. Each colony also had its own militia to protect its citizens and property, if the British army should come within its borders.
Uniforms were a vital consideration to the armies. During this period, battles fought with black-powder weapons would produce enough smoke to make it difficult to see more than a few yards. Clouds of thick smoke would form over the battlefield. It was important to distinguish between friend and foe. Because the smoke was white, bright colors were used for uniforms. Uniforms were hard to come by, many militia uniforms were purchased by themselves or their commanders. In September 1778 Congress received a large shipment of uniforms from France. Some regiments received blue coats faced with red collars, cuffs, and lapels. This uniform was adopted by Continental Army Artillerymen who were the elite troops of this era, along with the Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland & Virginia Regiments.
This high-quality Continental Army Uniform can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a revolutionary and patriot during the 18th-century colonial era in America. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Revolutionary War uniform is built to last.
Colonial Coat may be worn with tails buttoned or unbuttoned at the bottom of the jacket.
*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 RevolutionContinental Artillery Officer Uniform by adding all items to cart under the "Value Package".
**Note** All parts to the uniform pictured can also be purchased separately.
Children’s clothing for both Boys and Girls is the same size. Size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).
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.