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Mario
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Brant's Volunteers Reply with quote

Indian Dress:


Colonel Alden's Report To General, Stark.

Head Quarters, Cherey Valley Aug'st 12th 177S.

Dear General; I have the honour to Informe you that this Morning a Scout of mine Came in who have been Peace Down the Suscohanna taking their rout round by the Butternuts and Returnd by the way of one Tunecliffts who they have, with fourteen or fifteen other Torrys, Brought In Likewise two of Brant's party, who ware Collecting Cattel at the Butternuts for Brant. Ware Clothed and painted Like Indians

(Courtesy of Mark Hersee)
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Yellow lace in our hat:


"and that the Said Turneclift's Son was at his liberty when he saw him there, & wore the Same Tocken on his hat that Brant's own men wore, wich was a Peaice of yellow Lace..."
From the sworn affadavit of George Cannotts, 26 March 1779. Found in the Public Papers of George Clinton, page 418

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Firelock:

"That when he went to the door, he saw the Prisoner (Land) eating Supper, as soon as Land saw him he seized his Musket which was by his side with a Bayonet fixed."
Courts Martial of Robert Land (Brant's Volunteers), 17 March 1779
G. Washington Papers, series 4, reel 56, 10 Feb.-25 march 1779



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario, what do you wear in the summer when you are not on duty (I assume that when on duty you dress like an Indian).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regular civilian clothes like that in my avatar.

I keep Indian dress to a minimum, with fairly strict controls.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich Pierce wrote:
Mario, what do you wear in the summer when you are not on duty (I assume that when on duty you dress like an Indian).


Dress for Newtown:




Felt hat, wool weskit, linen breeches, fustian coat, buckle shoes.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Did you make or where did you get the coat?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it second hand, but it was made by Druid's Oak.

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