16112 - Legion of the United States (Wayne’s Legion) Infantryman Advancing over Fallen Timber, 1794

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Legion of the United States (Wayne’s Legion) Infantryman Advancing Loading, 1794

On 11 September 1792, Major General Anthony Wayne issued an order to distinguish the various sub-legions of the U.S. Army. The focus was on the decoration of the caps, probably made from cut down cocked hats, and made to resemble the light infantry caps of the type worn during the War for Independence. The first Sub-Legion would have white woolen binding sewn to the edge of the caps, use white feather plumes, and have black hair decorating the crown. The second would bind the edge of the caps with red, have red plumes, and use white hair on the crown. The third would use yellow binding, a yellow feather plume, and use black hair. And the fourth was to use green binding and plumes within a white hair decoration. Cow tails were probably the source for the hair on the caps. Sometime before 1794 the caps were replaced with a more modern round hat. Black bearskin roaches were applied running from front to back on the crown of the hat, replacing the long cow tail decorations.

1/30 scale

Matte Finish

1 Piece Set

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