Monday, August 15, 2016
Hugar's Virginian Continental Line 1781
The 5th Virginian Regiment was the opposite. They were formed in Virginia from recruits and drafts and in January 171 were marching south, with Lee's Legion to join Greene's army. So they were newly formed and filled with recruits. Both regiments fought well with Greene at Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk hill, and Eutaw Spring.
I have painted both regiments in regulation 1779 uniforms. Returns of issued clothing and clothing on hand reinforce this.while popular to put them into hunting shirts I did not find that many hunting shirts issued. For the Regimental colors I could not find and period evidence. So I based them on existing color. I used a plain regimental color with the regimental number in a scroll in the center. I used a division color as a brigade color for both regiments. Again no period evidence but based on existing examples. These were made for me by The Flag Dude. Miniatures are from the Perry miniatures Rev War line. Very nice figures, but on the shelf look larger then my Fife and Drum miniatures. On the table top things blend better and the difference is less noticeable.