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Peter F. 4, 2006) A3: Royal Fencible Americans, 1775-76 This unit had no regimental uniforms for over a year after it was authorized to be raised. During the siege of Fort Cumberland in November 1776 warm clothing was scarce, and the soldiers were "permitted to wear the Barrack Ruggs and Blanketts" or they would have "otherwise suffer greatly if not entirely perish" of exposure to the cold (Gorham's Journal). Green coats faced with white, together with white waistcoats and breeches, and hats, arrived in Halifax in December 1776 and were issued to the Royal Fencible Americans, probably in early 1777.
The American command While some groups made up of "Loyalists and refugees" may have had green uniforms in Boston as early as August 1775 (according to Joseph Reed), the large-scale outfitting of Loyalist corps in the Atlantic seaboard colonies only got under way a year later. By the fall of 1776, some 5,000 green uniforms faced with white and 5,000 round hats were shipped to New York (see Plate B). Thus it seemed that the "provincials" would all be dressed in green; but there must have been second thoughts about this.
Disbanded in Jamaica on October 24, 1783. Uniform: 1781-82, "a short blue jacket with white facings" according to Ebenizer Fox, an American sailor. During 1782 a supply of uniforms for "Provincial Forces in Jamaica" included "Red Light Infantry Coats, Black Facings, White Lace, White Waistcoat & Breeches" with "Light Infantry Hats" for a battalion of 544 privates, almost certainly this unit (T 27/34). Garrison Battalion (aka Royal Garrison Bn or Regt, and Royal Bermudians) Raised in New York from September 24, 1778, from veterans and invalids unfit for campaign service but equal to garrison duties.
American Loyalist Troops 1775-84 by René Chartrand, Gerry Embleton, Samuel Embleton