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The Continental Marines were the marine force of the American Colonies during the American Revolutionary War. The Corps was formed by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, and was disbanded in 1783. Their mission was multi-purpose, but their most important duty was to serve as onboard security forces, protecting the captain of a ship and his officers. During naval engagements, Marine sharpshooters were stationed in the fighting tops of the ships' masts and were supposed to shoot the opponent's officers, naval gunners, and helmsmen.
In all, there were 131 Colonial Marine officers and probably no more than 2,000 enlisted Colonial Marines. Though individual Marines were enlisted for the few American naval vessels, the organization would not be re-created until 1798. Despite the gap between the disbanding of the Continental Marines and the current organization, the United States Marine Corps celebrates November 10, 1775, as its birthday.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Continental Marine Corps Revolutionary War Officer's uniform is authentic to the 1700s and the attire worn by Marine Officer's doing battle during the American Revolution. You’ll look just like a Colonial Marine when you don this historically accurate costume set. Included is a Revolutionary War frock coat (also known as a colonial military jacket) with contrasting red trim with whitetails, a military vest front with an attached dickey, a lace jabot, and a pair of matching colonial breeches. When you take to the oceans as one of the first Continental Marines, you’re sure to look the part.
Of course, every Maine fighting in the Revolutionary War needs a few accessories with his uniform, too. Our Military leaders made history wearing their daily attire with a tricorner hat, tall black boot spats, colonial wig, and military sword. If you’d like to enhance your attire with our Heritage Costume accessories (which are not included with the purchase of this costume), you can pair this costume outfit with these options from our wide selection of added details to create your very own personalized costume.
This high-quality Continental Marine Corps Officer costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be a revolutionary during the 18th-century colonial era in America. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this kids’ Revolutionary War uniform 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 Continental Marine Corps 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.
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