Upper Canadian British Militia Officer’s Coatee and Red Sash


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This is an Upper Canadian British militia officer’s coatee of the sedentary militia. It conforms to the regulations of 21 June, 1814, which specifies that all officers on duty shall appear in a scarlet jacket with dark blue facings, yellow buttons, gold lace around the collar and cuffs only, and plain gold epaulets. According to the rank there are 18 plain gold gilt buttons on the coat front, four on each sleeve (one is a reproduction from Parks Canada), four gilded buttons on either side of the pocket flaps, one button on the left tail (right one is missing) and two buttons at the beginning of the tails. There is also gold lace trimmed triangular at the base of the tails, white turn at the back of the tails, and a blue wool cuff trim.

There is also a red military sash included with the uniform coatee. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
L965.D. 020
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.10012 Longitude: -79.06627
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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Please contact the Niagara Falls History Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Upper Canadian British Militia Officer’s Coatee and Red Sash


This is an Upper Canadian British militia officer’s coatee of the sedentary militia. It conforms to the regulations of 21 June, 1814, which specifies that all officers on duty shall appear in a scarlet jacket with dark blue facings, yellow buttons, gold lace around the collar and cuffs only, and plain gold epaulets. According to the rank there are 18 plain gold gilt buttons on the coat front, four on each sleeve (one is a reproduction from Parks Canada), four gilded buttons on either side of the pocket flaps, one button on the left tail (right one is missing) and two buttons at the beginning of the tails. There is also gold lace trimmed triangular at the base of the tails, white turn at the back of the tails, and a blue wool cuff trim.

There is also a red military sash included with the uniform coatee. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.