Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9th and 25th U.S. Infantry Regiments
The 9th and 25th regiments were part of General Winfield Scott's 1st Brigade. Both were long service regiments and saw action at Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and the siege of Fort Erie. The 25th under Major Jessup were detached in a independent role at Lundy's Lane and turned the
As part of Scott's brigade both regiments were issued the famous gray jackets rather then the blue regulation coat. There are various legends why his brigade was sent gray roundabouts or jackets. But once they arrived all blue uniform coats were gathered and given to the 21st regiment (thank you said the 21st!) while his brigade wore them with pride. They were issued the newer shako. I have painted both regiments with black belts. This is a
Miniatures are from the wonderful Forrest Harris of Knuckleduster miniatures. His superb sculpture of Winfield Scott leads the two regiments and captures the spirit of the man.