Some friends and I are in the research and development phase of forming a company to reenact the 76th Regiment of Foot (MacDonald's Highlanders, a.k.a. Mcdonnell's Highlanders) 1777-1784 who served in the AWI and surrendered with Cornwallis at Yorktown.
We are at the point of needing adequate details re their regimental jackets to be able to place an order with a tailor. And, we are in need of referral to a top quality maker of regimentals- a tailor who is known for using authentic designs, correct materials, etc. and who has a lot of experience in making regimentals. Anyone with any direct experience of tailors of regimentals here?
So far, it appears that the 76th rank and file would have been issued the usual Highland short-styled madder red jacket- but, with deep green facings and white lace with a single central black stripe. I have found no detailed descriptions of their regimental jackets- or period paintings/drawings of them, yet. We would also appreciate any help in coming up with more primary source information re the uniforms and kit of the 76th.
Yours, aye. James Taylor of Newport News, Virginia
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