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APPENDIX C: Uniforms and Arms

Military Costumes (1 page)


Officer's coat and waistcoat, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 1781-1784

Officer's coat and waistcoat, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 1781-1784
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This section is a collection of surviving artifacts and period artists' illustrations. Illustrated are uniform coats of officers or enlisted men from a variety of Canadian and British units that served in present-day Canada during the period 1780-1870.

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  • Royal Staff Corps officer's sabretache, circa 1820
  • Officer's shakos, British Light Dragoon regiments, circa 1820
  • Pattern to be used in putting braid on a rifle officer's coat, circa 1825
  • Officer's jacket, Queen's Light Dragoons, 1838-1850
  • Uniform of the Royal Montreal Cavalry, between 1832 and 1850
  • Colour Sergeant's tunic, 6th Battalion Volunteer Militia of Canada, or Hochelaga Light Infantry, 1862-63
  • Private's tunic, Canadian Volunteer Militia, 1863 - 1870
  • Grenadier private's coatee, possibly of the 3rd Battalion of the Quebec Militia, circa 1803-1815
  • Private’s coatee, Royal Nova Scotia Regiment, circa 1801
  • Officer's epaulette, Argenteuil Militia, Lower Canada, circa 1813