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Officers had uniforms of finer material, with silver epaulettes, silver lace for their hats and "narrow lace for coats," and gross lots of "Officers Silver Plated Coat Buttons" were mentioned. " There are two recorded deviations from the above. Firstly, by late 1778 the small Loyalist corps in Canada had received blue coats faced with white. The "Officers of the Loyalists" protested to Governor Haldiman on December 2, 1778 that the Cloathing ... being Blue faced with White, the same as the Uniform of many Regiments of our Enemies, we are apprehensive that should we be sent on service with this Cloathing, many fatal accidents might happen, from mistakes of Indians and our own Scouting Parties, as was actually the case several times last Campaign.
Uniform: 1781-82, "a short blue jacket with white facings" according to Ebenizer Fox, an American sailor. During 1782 a supply of uniforms for "Provincial Forces in Jamaica" included "Red Light Infantry Coats, Black Facings, White Lace, White Waistcoat & Breeches" with "Light Infantry Hats" for a battalion of 544 privates, almost certainly this unit (T 27/34). Garrison Battalion (aka Royal Garrison Bn or Regt, and Royal Bermudians) Raised in New York from September 24, 1778, from veterans and invalids unfit for campaign service but equal to garrison duties.
The facings are confirmed by the surviving coat of Capt John Legget, which is scarlet with dark blue collar, cuffs and lapels, gold buttons (stamped with crowned "RP"), square-ended gold lace buttonholes set in pairs, gold epaulettes and white turnbacks. It thus seems that the officers indulged in lace while the men's buttonholes were plain. (Collection of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax) 03: 84th Foot, Royal Highland Emigrants, 1777-84 The Highland-style red coats faced with blue with the "Highland part of the Cloathing, viz.
American Loyalist Troops 1775-84 by René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton