Hunter, James

Burlington, NC — Fought in 1771, the Battle of Alamance was a precursor of the Revolution
The site includes a nature trail, monument, and a 1780 house that has been restored.

The British red coat (which gave the British soldiers the soubriquet of lobsterback) had been instituted in 1660 and was not to leave the battlefield until 1882. It was the national corporate logo, and arrayed beneath it were subordinate brands — the regiments with their facing colors (the contrast color of the lapel and cuff), connected to the mother brand but differentiated.

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