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The American Continental Army also made some use of rifles, which were only introduced in the colonies circa 1700 by German and Swiss emigrants.These long guns had greater range and were more accurate than the smoothbore muskets, but these took about three times as long to load, and were prone to being put out of action in bad weather. Riflemen therefore couldn’t stand or charge in the line of battle and as a result the rifle was essentially removed from general service by 1781.

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Contemporary illustrations suggest it was common to have the words “Congress” or “Liberty or Death” embroidered on the front.

Cavalry units followed European traditions and wore helmets made of either leather or brass, but this generally depended upon available supply.

This increased when, in the spring of 1778, a shipment of blue coats arrived from France.