A war which birthed a nation
The War Begins
General, and First President
Writer of the Declaration of Independence, Third President
King George III
King of England
The Nation is Born
Battle of Yorktown
causing the British to surrender and effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.General Washington commanded the Americans, Lieutenant General de Rochambeau commanded the French and Major General Lord Cornwallis commanded the British troops.The British wore red coats and headgear of bearskin caps, leather caps or tricorne hats depending on whether the troops were grenadiers, light infantry or battalion company men. The German infantry wore blue coats and retained the Prussian style grenadier mitre with brass front plate.
The Americans dressed as best they could. Increasingly as the war progressed regular infantry regiments of the Continental Army wore blue uniform coats but the militia continued in rough clothing.
The French royal regiments of foot wore white coats.