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City of Quebec militiaman, circa 1775­-1776

Caption: City of Quebec militiaman, circa 1775­-1776

The militia of Quebec City was divided into two sections in 1775 - 'Canadian Militia' drawn the francophone population, and 'British Militia' made up of anglophones. Both were issued with the same uniform during the siege of Quebec: green coat without lapels, with green facings; buff waistcoats and breeches; tricorne hat. The uniforms were drawn from stocks sent from Britain in the summer of 1775 for a proposed but never raised corps of Canadian light infantry. Reconstruction by Gerald A. Embleton. (Canadian Department of National Defence)