When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

February 6, 1780 — The United States signed a Treaty of Alliance with France in 1778. As a symbol of this alliance, General Washington ordered his troops to wear a cockade with a white center (the background of the cockade represents rank — Privates are black, Lieutenants are green, Captains are yellow, and Field officers are red). As an acceptance of this honor, many French battalions adopted a white cockade with a black center (no rank distinctions).


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Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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