Red Hill – The Patrick Henry National Memorial

Brookneal
VA

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The last home and burial place of Patrick Henry, who retired here in 1793. The extensive plantation has been reconstructed; includes a visitors center.
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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)