When providing the service of color guard at civil or military events the FILI Color Guard wears a uniform based on the 1830-50 period U.S. Militia infantry uniform as depicted in the color plate #566 as published by the Company of Military Historians.  The uniform consists of the shako-type hat, coatee, trousers and shoes.  The bell-crown shako has a red-over-white pom-pom for normal wear and a black pom-pom for funeral details.  The coatee is a wool long-tailed high-wasted jacket common to military use at the time.  The coatee is dark blue in color with white turn-backs.  The officers wear flat epaulettes of proper color for grade, silver for captain and gold for major.  The ranks were up-pointed chevrons commensurate with their appointment, from the first sergeant with six chevrons down to the Guardsman with no chevron.  The trousers are high-wasted button-front trousers of the period.  For the sake of comfort and appearance, the FILI Color Guard does wear modern black low quarter shoes.

The Color Guard carries the .69 caliber Charleville musket with bayonet.  Militia–style swords are worn by the Color Officer and Color Sergeant.


All medals and devices issued by or to the FILI are authorized for wear with the Color Guard uniform.
The sources for the FILI Color Guard uniform very over time.  Those interested in those sources should contact the FILI First Sergeant.

 

Color Guard Uniform

The musicians are allowed some variance in uniform.  The piper wears a kilt of Cameron of Erracht tartan (half-plaid optional) with a short-tailed coatee and Kilmarnock bonnet.  The drummers wear the guardsman uniform with trousers except the hat is either a Glengarry or Balmoral bonnet.

Musician Uniform

The Color Guard carries the .69 caliber Charleville musket with bayonet.  Militia–style swords are worn by the Color Officer and Color Sergeant.  
All medals and devices issued by or to the FILI are authorized for wear with the Color Guard uniform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sources for the FILI Color Guard uniform very over time.  Those interested in those sources should contact the FILI First Sergeant.

 

Color Guardsman

Front View

Side View

Side View

Front View

Color Captain

Front View

Front View

Drummer

Piper

Piper

Drummer

Side View

Side View

Color Medal Obverse

Color Medal Reverse

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