Friedrich Adolf Riedesel

Portrait by Artist to Come


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BORN:
3 June 1738 in Lauterbach, Hesse (now in Germany)
  DIED:
6 January 1800 in Braunschweig (now in Germany)

           

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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)