Very stylish, red with black piping and hood.
Floral design in upper right side. Length from under hood All products are quality checked. Do not tape label directly onto box. Red and Black Plaid Pattern. It is not a light but not a dark, dark red either. The back has neck darts and also full This amazing coat is in excellent condition with no flaws to note.
This was Union made in the USA. It features a double breasted button closure, two side pockets, and a full lining. Does not diminish the overall appearance of the item. Very Good - Well-maintained.
Shows minor signs of wear that are consistent with light use. Good - Shows signs of regular use. Hand-wash and Gentle Machine wash max 30 degree,do not soak. This coat is in excellent condition with no flaws to note. O'Sullivan alludes to two other encounters in which the Irish won the day against English 'red coats'. One concerns an engagement, twenty years later in , during the Second Desmond Rebellion , in which he says "a company of English soldiers, distinguished by their dress and arms, who were called "red coats" [ Vestibus et armis insignis erat cohors Anglorum quae "Sagorum rubrorem" nominabantur ], and being sent to war [in Ireland] by the Queen were overwhelmed near Lismore by John Fitzedmund Fitzgerald , the seneschal".
In the Lords and Council informed the Sheriffs and Justices of Lancashire who were charged with raising foot for service in Ireland that they should be furnished with "a cassocke of some motley, sad grene coller, or russett".
Again, in the summer of , the Lord Deputy William Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Thornhaugh writing to William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley about the relief of Enniskillen , mentions that the Irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone had " shot in red coats like English soldiers" — the inference being that English soldiers in Ireland were distinguished by their red uniforms. The Red Coat has evolved from being the British infantryman's normally worn uniform to a garment retained only for ceremonial purposes.
The new English Army was formed of 22, men, divided into 12 foot regiments of men each, one dragoon regiment of men, and the artillery , consisting of guns. The infantry regiments wore coats of Venetian red with white, blue or yellow facings. A contemporary comment on the New Model Army dated 7 May stated "the men are Redcoats all, the whole army only are distinguished by the several facings of their coats". Outside of Ireland, the English Red Coat made its first appearance on a European continental battlefield at the Battle of the Dunes in A Protectorate army had been landed at Calais the previous year and "every man had a new red coat and a new pair of shoes".
Blood does in fact show on red clothing as a black stain. Prior to colonels of regiments made their own arrangements for the manufacture of uniforms under their command. This ended when a royal warrant of 16 January established a Board of General Officers to regulate the clothing of the army. Uniforms supplied were to conform to the "sealed pattern" agreed by the board. From an early stage red coats were lined with contrasting colours and turned out to provide distinctive regimental facings lapels, cuffs and collars.
In , the first of a series of clothing regulations and royal warrants that set out the various facing colours and distinctions to be borne by each regiment. In the United States, "Redcoat" is associated in cultural memory with the British soldiers who fought against the Patriots during the American Revolutionary War: Accounts of the time usually refer to British soldiers as "Regulars" or "the King's men", however, there is evidence of the term "red coats" being used informally, as a colloquial expression.
They are ours, or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow! Other pejorative nicknames for British soldiers included "bloody backs" in a reference to both the colour of their coats and the use of flogging as a means of punishment for military offences and "lobsters" most notably in Boston around the time of the Boston Massacre ,  The earliest reference to the association with the lobster appears in , just before the French and Indian War.
Following the discomfort experienced by troops in the Crimean War , a more practical tunic was introduced in , initially in the French double breasted style, but replaced by a single breasted version in the following year. However some regiments were subsequently able to obtain the reintroduction of historic facing colours that had been uniquely theirs. British soldiers fought in scarlet tunics for the last time at the Battle of Gennis in the Sudan on 30 December They formed part of an expeditionary force sent from Britain to participate in the Nile Campaign of , wearing the "home service uniform" of the period including scarlet tunics, although some regiments sent from India were in khaki drill.
Even after the adoption of khaki Service Dress in , most British infantry regiments 81 out of 85 and some cavalry regiments 12 out of 31  continued to wear scarlet tunics on parade and for off-duty "walking out dress", until the outbreak of the First World War in Scarlet tunics ceased to be general issue upon British mobilisation in August The Brigade of Guards resumed wearing their scarlet full dress in but for the remainder of the army red coats were only authorised for wear by regimental bands and officers in mess dress or on certain limited social or ceremonial occasions notably attendance at court functions or weddings.
As late as , consideration was given to the reintroduction of scarlet as a replacement for the dark blue "No. Surveys of serving soldiers' opinion showed little support for the idea and it was shelved. Red coats were first worn by British sea-going regiments when adopted by The Prince of Denmark's Regiment in The Royal Marine Artillery wore dark blue from their creation in The scarlet full-dress tunics of the Royal Marine Light Infantry were abolished in when the two branches of the Corps were amalgamated and dark blue became the universal uniform colour for both ceremonial and ordinary occasions.
In the modern British army, scarlet is still worn by the Foot Guards , the Life Guards , and by some regimental bands or drummers for ceremonial purposes. Officers and NCOs of those regiments which previously wore red retain scarlet as the colour of their "mess" or formal evening jackets. Some regiments turn out small detachments, such as colour guards, in scarlet full dress at their own expense.
The locally recruited Royal Gibraltar Regiment has a scarlet tunic as part of its winter ceremonial dress. Outside the United Kingdom, several armed forces of the Commonwealth of Nations have also retained scarlet for full dress , military band or mess uniforms.
The Canadian Army 's universal full dress uniforms includes a scarlet tunic, midnight blue trousers with a scarlet trouser stripe. Usage of the scarlet tunic originates with the Canadian Militia , a sedentary militia raised to support the British Army in British North America , as well as the Canadian government following Confederation in The ceremonial full dress uniforms for regiments of the Canadian Militia was maintained after it was reorganized into the Canadian Army in In addition to the full dress uniform, a scarlet-coloured mess jacket is a part of the authorized mess dress for members of the Canadian Army.
The full dress uniform for cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada is similar to the universal full dress uniform of the Canadian Army, as it also incorporates the scarlet tunic. From the modern perspective, the retention of a highly conspicuous colour such as red for active service appears inexplicable and foolhardy, regardless of how striking it may have looked on the parade ground.
However, in the days of the musket a weapon of limited range and accuracy and black powder , battle field visibility was quickly obscured by clouds of smoke.
Bright colours provided a means of distinguishing friend from foe without significantly adding risk. Furthermore, the vegetable dyes used until the 19th century would fade over time to a pink or ruddy-brown, so on a long campaign in a hot climate the colour was less conspicuous than the modern scarlet shade would be. As noted above, no historical basis can be found for the suggestion that the colour red was favoured because of the supposedly demoralising effect of blood stains on a uniform of a lighter colour.
Carman traces in considerable detail the slow evolution of red as the English soldier's colour, from the Tudors to the Stuarts. The reasons that emerge are a mixture of financial cheaper red, russet or crimson dyes , cultural a growing popular sense that red was the sign of an English soldier ,  and simple chance an order of is that coats "be of such colours as you can best provide". Before the Tudor period , red frequently appeared in the cloth livery provided for the household personnel—including guard troops—of many European royal houses and Italian or Church principalities.
Red or purple had provided a rich distinction for senior clerics through the Middle Ages in the hierarchy of colours distinguishing the Roman Church. During the English Civil War red dyes were imported in large quantities for use by units and individuals of both sides, though this was the beginning of the trend for long overcoats. The ready availability of red pigment made it popular for military clothing and the dying process required for red involved only one stage.
Other colours required the mixing of dyes in two stages and accordingly involved greater expense; blue, for example, could be obtained with woad, but more popularly it became the much more expensive indigo. In financial terms the only cheaper alternative was the grey-white of undyed wool—an option favoured by the French, Austrian, Spanish and other Continental armies. As Carman comments "The red coat was now firmly established as the sign of an Englishman".
On traditional battlefields with large engagements, visibility was not considered a military disadvantage until the general adoption of rifles in the s, followed by smokeless powder after The value of drab clothing was quickly recognised by the British Army, who introduced khaki drill for Indian and colonial warfare from the midth century on. As part of a series of reforms following the Second Boer War , which had been fought in this inconspicuous clothing of Indian origin a darker khaki serge was adopted in for service dress in Britain itself.
From then on, the red coat continued as a dress item only, retained for reasons both of national sentiment and its value in recruiting.
The British military authorities were more practical in their considerations than their French counterparts, who incurred heavy casualties by retaining highly visible blue coats and red trousers for active service  until several months into World War I. The epithet "redcoats" is familiar throughout much of the former British Empire, even though this colour was by no means exclusive to the British Army.
The entire Danish Army wore red coats up to and particular units in the German , French , Austro-Hungarian , Russian , Bulgarian and Romanian armies retained red uniforms until or later. Amongst other diverse examples, Spanish hussars , Japanese Navy and United States Marine Corps bandsmen, and Serbian generals had red tunics as part of their gala or court dress during this period.
In United States Artillery company musicians were wearing red coats as a reversal of their branch facing colour. The significance of military red as a national symbol was endorsed by King William IV reigned — when light dragoons and lancers had scarlet jackets substituted for their previous dark blue, hussars adopted red pelisses and even the Royal Navy were obliged to adopt red facings instead of white.
Most of these changes were reversed under Queen Victoria — A red coat and black tricorne remains part of the ceremonial and out-of-hospital dress for in-pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Whether scarlet or red, the uniform coat has historically been made of wool with a lining of a loosely woven wool known as bay to give shape to the garment.
The modern scarlet wool is supplied by Abimelech Hainsworth and is much lighter than the traditional material, which was intended for hard wear on active service. This sometimes leads to the erroneous statement that the cloth weighed 24 oz per square yard. Broadcloth is so called not because it is finished wide, 54 inches not being particularly wide, but because it was woven nearly half as wide again and shrunk down to finish 54 inches. This shrinking, or milling, process made the cloth very dense, bringing all the threads very tightly together, and gave a felted blind finish to the cloth.
These factors meant that it was harder wearing, more weatherproof and could take a raw edge; the hems of the garment could be simply cut and left without hemming as the threads were so heavily shrunk together as to prevent fraying. Officers' coats were made from superfine broadcloth; manufactured from much finer imported Spanish wool, spun finer and with more warps and wefts per inch.
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