Authenticity & Research,

Sword and Canteen

The 4th Legionary Corps has one of the highest authenticity standards found in the Revolutionary War living history hobby. Every attempt has been made to insure that the clothing and equipment our membership wears is close to its original. From studying primary source documents to actual extant garments and weapons, no stone has been left unturned! Clothing contains no modern fabrics or zippers, and all weapons and equipment have been copied from originals.

Equally as important as the military uniform and equipage, the regiment also stresses authenticity in its members' personal appearance and deportment. Men in the regiment are not allowed to wear any sort of mustaches, beards or long sideburns, since facial hair was not common in the 18th century western world, particularly in the Continental Army. Modern wristwatches and eyeglasses are not permitted, nor may any man smoke a cigarette, cigar, or MODERN pipe when in uniform, as such actions would detract from the appearance each man strives to create.


Of special note are the horses in the regiment. Although the breeds of the 18th century are largely extinct or evolved, men portraying dragoons strive to use horses of the proper color available in the 18th century as verified by contemporary paintings and descriptions. Thoroughbreds, Arabs, Morgans, and walking horses are normally acceptable.

The men ad women of the Legion are proud of their efforts to recreate the regiment correctly and effectively, knowing that each extra attention to detail contributes to the espree du'corps that the regiment regularly enjoys.