The War of 1812; The British and Canadian Army 1812-1815

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Re: The War of 1812; The British and Canadian Army 1812-1815

Postby Chuckman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:01 am

More info from the best book on the subject also used by uniform blog; Renee Chartrand's book "a scarlet coat" He has a couple of pages and 2 plates showing the British Indian department. 1 plate shows 2 officers, both with bicorns, white pants, red jacket green facings. They have tall officer boots and a red sash. The other plate is the plate from the link I sent you. Chartrand's says the bicorn version is full dress and the plate with the round hat is campaign dress. Some had blue facings. He says thy did to have regulations for uniforms until 1823. They wore red so they were not shot by allied natives.

My guess would be a minority would have dressed as natives or voyageurs, probably only in the far west.

Chartrand's gives specific numbers as well;
Upper Canada; 10 captains, 25 lieutenants, 40 interpreters
Lower Canada; 5 captains, 20 lieutenants, 10 interpreters
Altogether he says there were 75 officers nd 60 or 70 minor staff personnel.
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Re: The War of 1812; The British and Canadian Army 1812-1815

Postby Chuckman » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:42 pm

Added plates for the 19th Light Dragoons. These were the only regular British cavalry in Canada.

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