As to our uniform, currently it is based on secondary sources, and we're
trying to track down the primary source referred to by the secondary. A
German officer, Weiderhold, describes the uniform of the surrendered troops
at Yorktown- White trousers, red coat, blue facings, white waistcoat, round
hat (presumably left-cocked).
To this, we add the standard British issue
"stand-of-arms" of a Musket, bayonet, shoulder frog for bayonet, shoulder
cartouche box holding 18 cartridges. I can show an issue of theses items to
our unit after the fall of Charleston.
As we portray a Light Company, our
leather is black. Our Battalion companies would have had white leather, or
possibly brown. Half gaiters were issued for warm weather, and the
Charleston Stores show a supply of "leggins" that may have been issued for
Unfortunately, for Provincial troops, the research is thin;
There is a lot we DON'T know- we KNOW that RNCR wore redcoats when the light
companies surrendered at Yorktown. Did they have redcoats the year before at
Camden? No telling, different uniform issue year. Could have been red,
green, or just civilian clothing- We have chosen to wear redcoats as we can
point to one date, and say it is correct. Still trying to pinpoint earlier
sources that may mention a uniform for us.