Montgomery, Richard

Quebec City, QC, Canada — 31 December 1775.
New York, NY — Destroyed by fire in 1776, the second Trinity Church was consecrated in 1790. The graveyard is the burial ground for several patriots, including Alexander Hamilton.

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.

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)