This is the last regular unit left that saw action at Hubbardton. I couldn’t find any specific information on this unit so I painted it up as a generic Mass regiment. One nice thing about the uniforms from this war is that there is a set of generic combinations you can use for each state involving some combination of blue or brown coats with some combination of red or white turnbacks. There was a regulation (not highly followed) made at some point determining the colors for each state. Like I say it wasn’t strictly adhered to, but gives us a fall back for those units with no info.
Massachusetts was deemed to be blue coats with white turnbacks. This unit will also serve a different Massachusetts regiment for the battles of Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights.
I was able to have some fun with the flag for this unit as well. There is no info on uniforms, and flag info is even harder to come by. So many times you end up having/getting to make up the flag. Now some states have symbols that occur more often or are associated with their colony/state. In New England, and more specifically Massachusetts, it’s the pine tree. So I took just a generic pine tree icon and put it on a white field. I like the look of it.
I have tended to get much more adventurous with my flags after getting frustrated trying to get them accurate. You will see many more creative flags in the coming months.