Living History Personas

1780's Continental Soldier & Campfollower

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SOLDIER GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The style and cut of the small clothes (breeches, shirt, and waistcoat), pictured here, would have been worn by soldiers and civilians alike. The double-breasted front and turned facings and tails of military coats made them distinct from civilian coats. While colors of military coats varied between units, navy-blue body with red facings is one of the more common color combinations. The military tricorn is likewise similar to civilian design. *
*This information is only intended to serve as a general recommendation. If you belong to a reenacting group or work for a historic site, we strongly recommend you check with your group first before purchasing this outfit.


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TH-905

HAT
Pictured Left: TH-905 Standard Wool-Felt Tricorn.
Alternatives: The H-2400 series Fur-Felt Tricorn Hats, or the Heavy Wool Felt Tricorn Hats.


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SH-124

SHIRT
Pictured Right: SH-124 Cotton Workshirt.
Alternatives: LH-124 Linen Workshirt.


NECKWEAR
LS-375 Black Linen Neck Stock.


WAISTCOAT
SW-130 1770’s Waistcoat in either cotton canvas, linen, or wool.
Alternative: For economy sake, consider
CW-195 Unlined Cotton-Canvas Costume Waistcoat.


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MC-150

COAT
Pictured Left: RC-152 Revolutionary War Continental Coat.
Alternative: CC-193 Mens Costume Rev War Coat.


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SP-128

BREECHES
Pictured Right: CP-128 Cotton Canvas Fall-Front Breeches.


STOCKINGS
SP-754 Cotton Stockings.
Optional: GA-753 Leather Garters.


SHOES
CS-925 Men's 18th Century Buckle Shoes.
Optional: SB-984 Half-Length Spatterdashes.


BUCKLES
SB-929 Shoe Buckles.
Alternatives: Any of our men’s shoe buckles we offer, or the tabs on our Straight-Last Shoes can be folded back or trimmed, then punched with two holes on each side for lacing.



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CAMPFOLLOWER GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Comfort and modesty were essential to the working woman’s attire. Rather than being confined by stays, a woman would have worn a chemise beneath her sleeved bodice or jacket. If additional modesty was needed, a fishu or kerchief was worn over the shoulders and tucked either in the front of the bodice or behind an apron. Aprons would likely have been worn to protect her clothing. Petticoats were frequently layered with the outer layer bustled. *
*This information is only intended to serve as a general recommendation. If you belong to a reenacting group or work for a historic site, we strongly recommend you check with your group first before purchasing this outfit.


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CP-911

CAP
Pictured Left: CP-911 Ladies’ Colonial Cap.
Alternatives: Any of the ladies’ caps that we offer.


CHEMISE
SH-122 White Cotton Chemise (worn beneath shortgown and skirt).


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PG-119

OUTER GARMENT
Pictured Right: PG-119 Cotton Shortgown.
Alternatives: Any of the shortgowns, sleeved bodices, or jackets we offer.


PETTICOAT
PC-144 Drawstring Skirt.
Alternatives: Any of the petticoats we offer. Petticoats were often layered.


POCKETS
PC-710 Pockets (worn beneath skirt).

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SP-754

STOCKINGS
Pictured Left: SP-754 Cotton Stockings.
Alternative: Most of the stockings we offer. You may also wish to use LG-307 Ladies’ Garters to keep your stockings in place.


SHOES
LS-920 Ladies’ Shoes.
Alternatives: MK-977 Moccasin Kit.


BUCKLES
LB-918 Ladies' Plain Shoe Buckles in Brass.
Alternatives: Any of the ladies’ buckles we offer. You may also consider lacing your shoes.