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Lafayette's Baptism of Fire

On this day in a French aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arrives.

Revolutionary War ★ United States military uniforms... And many wore them until they were hanging-off-their-body rags. (July 4th, Independence Day, determination)

Regimental Uniforms for Continental Soldiers. The American Revolution is definitely my favorite time period. based on my personality and values, I'd have made one heck of an outspoken, active Patriot!

Lt Col Banastre Tarleton, British Legion. Successful during the Revolutionary War, in both the Northern and Southern Campaigns.It was in the Waxhaws that Tarleton came to symbolize British cruelty in the Revolutionary War. In the Waxhaws Tarleton was seen as a "butcher" when , it was said, America forces under Buford laid down their arms in an attempt to surrender yet the British continued their assault and his reputation grew."Tarleton's quarter", in effect, came to mean "no quarter''.

Portrait of British Lieutenant Edward Bascomb Trent (original portrait of Banastre Tarleton-scorge of American patriots in the south)

The British 3rd Foot Guards (from Tim Reese’s CD Rom of 116 illustrations of British and American   Regiments from the Revolutionary War. For details on how to buy the CD click on the illustration).

The British Foot Guards (from Tim Reese’s CD Rom of 116 illustrations of British and American Regiments from the Revolutionary War.

Chapter 8:- The Redoubt:- A private soldier of the 78th Fraser Highlanders with some of the kit he would have carried. Their language, dress and Highland weaponry set them apart from Wolfe's regular battalions and he used them whenever steadfast troops were required, whether it was at the Battle of Montmorency or in the front firing line on the Plains of Abraham.

Fraser's Highlanders -The Redoubt:- A private soldier of the Fraser Highlanders with some of the kit he would have carried. Their language, dress and Highland .

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