In the fall of 1775 Congress chose brown as the original color for the national uniform. In October 1778, however, France sent uniforms with a predominance of blue coats (although there were also brown), and so on 2 October 1779 Congress switched to blue as the official color.
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat, second President; 1735—1826.» more »
Continental Army officer, lawyer, politician, Vice President under Thomas Jefferson; killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel; 1756—1836.» more »
Soldier, politician, New York governor, vice president under Jefferson and Madison; 1739—1812.» more »
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, vice president under Madison; 1744—1814.» more »
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