Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Making a Continental Marine Uniform

Making a Continental Marine Uniform. Jack B. Hilliard and Doris S. Maley. 1975. 92 pp.
(Print – http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1976979)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/MakingAContinentalMarineUniform)

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I find a compact history of battles involving Continental Marines?
  • What did an officer’s hat look like during the American Revolution?
  • What US raids on foreign soil took place before the Declaration of Independence?
  • How do I make a half-gaiter?


From the introduction, “This guidebook is designed to aid the amateur tailor in creating a Continental Marine uniform of sufficient authenticity while at the same time emphasizing shortcuts and economies which take little from appearance but help keep costs to a bare minimum.”

Aside from the expected materials lists and patterns for each part of the Continental Marine uniform, the introduction contains a concise history of military actions that Continental Marines participated in.


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