Soldier's Coat 1772

The year 1768 saw great changes to the soldiers' uniforms throughout the army but the 1st Guards took a few more years to make the change from the uniform worn since the 1750s. There was now a blue turned down collar and the cuffs were much simpler. The white worsted lace followed the edges and formed "bastion" loops. The buttons were plain flat gilt. Sergeants had gold lace, although regulations for their uniforms in North America stipulated white lace, also for officers. The epaulettes on this coat are plain blue with white edges. Sergeants had a single gold epaulette, corporals a silver one. In the grenadier company, NCOs had two epaulettes.

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