Captain Robert Fenwick, c1778

The father of Thomas Fenwick who was himself an artillery officer and who wrote a diary of his experiences in the Flanders campaign in 1793 (Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research no. 31). Robert Fenwick died in New York in 1779. He wears the blue artillery coat faced red with gold lace and one gold epaulette on the right shoulder. The gold lace was discontinued in 1782. The artillery wore black stocks round their neck up to 1772 when they were ordered to wear white ones. The black stock was restored in 1788.

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