Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Uniforms And All

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From George Rogers Clark Selected Papers at The...Trans-Appalachian Frontier History Conferences (links below are mine):

"[In the pre-war era] Hull modeled his militia — uniforms and all — after the well-disciplined units he knew from his New England home. The [Michigan] territorial militia men fell far short of his expectations. Colonel John Anderson*...found it necessary to arrest most of his "French" officers to prod them into procuring uniforms. 'The more I exercise [the soldiers]," he complained, "the less they learn.'" [*Another reference to Col. Anderson here]

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