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This uniform was made for the American Bicentennial in 1976. The wearer portrayed a lieutenant in the Maryland Line. The full uniform consists of a cocked hat, a regimental coat with a reproduction Society of the Cincinnati medal and lieutenant's epaulet, a woolen waistcoat, woolen breeches, a pair of linen overalls, and a pair of leather shoes. In October 1779, George Washington issued an order prescribing the colors of the uniforms of the Continental Line. The order set blue as the base uniform color for all branches of service but then designated different face colors for infantry based on the regiment’s state. For Maryland, the orders called for the regimental coats to have a white lining, white buttons, and red facings.





Linen, Wool, Leather, Metal

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Gift of Ross Kimmel

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