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Adam Stephen's Waistcoat and Gorget

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2009

The Virginia Regiment saw active service in western Pennsylvania from 1754 to 1759. In 1755, the officers of the Virginia Regiment received orders from Washington to provide themselves with a suit of regimentals of good blue cloth. The coat was to be faced and cuffed in scarlet and trimmed with silver, and they were to wear blue wool breeches and a scarlet wool waistcoat with silver lace. The waistcoat, which extended to below the hips, was typically worn over a plain shirt.


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