Private 1758

This illustration by Gary Embleton gives us an idea of what the 55th looked like when on campaign in North America and especially at the battle of Ticonderoga in 1758. The commander of the British, Lord Howe directed the regiments to modify their uniforms to adapt to the local conditions. The hat has been cut down so that it did not look conspicuous. The coat, which has dark green facings, has been shortened for ease of movement. The white lace round the edge of the coat has been dulled and the white gaiters also have been made into a khaki colour.

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