The Boston Hussars, raised in 1810 and about 50 strong, had a ‘brilliant’ uniform consisting of a green dolman, a crimson pelisse edged with brown fur, yellow cords and lace with yellow metal buttons; the trousers were buff and worn with black leather boots and they also had green overalls strapped with buff leather for service dress. The black shako had green plumes, yellow cords, and a yellow metal plate. This unit is the subject of our Military Uniforms in America color plate No. 12 by H.C. McBarron.
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