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Uniforms of the Hessen-Kassel troops in North America during the American War of Independence

In 1776, Hessen-Kassel sent 4 grenadier battalions, 15 battalions of infantry, 2 companies of jaegers, and 3 companies of artillery to North America as part of the subsidy treaty with Great Britian. All except the Jaegers wore blue coats, distinguished by cuffs, colllar, and lapels, (called the "facings") and vests and britches (called "small clothes") of differing colors. The Jaegers wore green coats faced red, a traditional color combination for Jaegers in Germany.

The links below show the uniforms of all the regiments immediately upon their return to Hesse in 1783-1784. Also included are brief highlights of each regiment's service in North America.

As each regiment/battalion was known by the name of its Colonel-in-Chief, and some of these changed during the course of the war, all the names the units were known by are listed.

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