I am currently researching the use of captured enemy uniforms by both the continental and British armies during the American Revolution. I've read about the British supply ship, the Mellish, captured by John Paul Jones off the coast of Canada in November 1776, which was reported to have contained very valuable cargo. Transcripts of contemporary American Naval documents describe the ship's contents as containing every item of clothing needed to outfit a soldier and that such a prize would be very welcomed by Washington and his men. I assume here that it was not merely the liquidation of the ship's goods that would be useful to Washington, but the clothing itself.
I also have heard of an account of continental troops dressed in British uniforms during a conflict involving Native Americans in Florida. Unfortunately, I don't know much about this event.
If you know of any information relating to the use of enemy uniforms during the American Revolution, or can suggest where I might begin my search, I would be very grateful.
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