George Washington Colonial Costume
Late Colonial Soldier in Colonist or Cessationist blue officers coat, wig, tricorn, knickers, ruffled shirt, buckle shoes, knee stockings and long rifle. George Washington eventually adopted blue for his military uniform officers coat as did most other officers. Continental soldiers originally wore brown and sometimes red or blue depending on their branch or function. Eventually blue was mandated uniformly but it was some years after the American Revolution before all soldiers could be properly outfitted.