Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Serjeant James Hughes, 24th Regiment: His Gun

A number of British muskets (called firelocks in their day) with regimental markings survive that were carried in America during the Revolutionary War. These weapons were owned by the regiment, not the individual soldier. They were marked in such a way as to uniquely identify the weapon, but it is rare that we can make a good assumption about which soldier carried a given weapon.

Serjeants of grenadiers carried specialized weapons, a few of which still exist. Read about the one that probably belonged to Serjeant James Hughes of the 24th Regiment of Foot.

Learn more about British soldiers in America