Larry Babits, BABITSLMAIL.ECU:
Jay Callaham, callaham:
Larry Babits, BABITSLMAIL.ECU:The Delaware Regiment was in Blue, not [brown]. After Camden, they continued to wear blue with red facings as that was the issue in Oct/Nov 1780. There is no documentation for the striped trouses. I've seen most of the Hillsborough issue records and don't recall a single instance of ticking (in all its permutations). They were issued clothing out of the Maryland stores which I can document from assembly up north to issue in NC. I can do the same for the 1781 issues. The American material is pretty fanciful stuff to my mind. -LEBNow THAT is interesting, Larry. This is outside the scope of my research, so I've only been believing others who, I thought, had done their homework. They said that Kirkwood's was issued hunting shirts, and ticking trousers by the state of North Carolina sometime after Camden - - that's where the reenactment group gets the striped trousers with the fringed hunting shirts and still wear the cocked hat with yellow tape. So there's no evidence of the striped trousers? Interesting. I'd always questioned the style of stripes they had selected - modern mattress ticking rather than the older, wider stripes. That's very interesting.
The source for the striped trousers is Ward and an illustration in the Military Collector and Historian Plate Series. I have spoken at some length with Marko Zlatich and he told me that they could not find anything on the trousers either.