The Green Mountain Boys immediately joined the revolution, under the command of Ethan Allen. They later formed the basis of the Vermont militia that selected Seth Warner as its leader.
When a new regiment of 500 men was authorised by Continental Congress in 1776, Seth Warner was made colonel. They were called the Green Mountain Rangers, also known as Warner's Extra-Continental Regiment..
Their uniform consisted of black cocked felt hats, green coats faced red, buckskin breeches and waistcoats, coarse woollen stockings, heavy low shoes, checked or white shirts. In the field they mostly wore hunting shirts over their coats, or instead of them. Their arms were English or French muskets, some had American rifles.
Officers wore a golden epaulet on the right shoulder, a crimson sash, sabre and boots. They carried light fusils or muskets when in the field.
|The Green Mountain Rangers|
When I thought of forming this regiment, I chose various Perry, Foundry and Front Rank figures mixed together, in order to create the impression of this unruly bunch of fellows. There are uniformed men, others in rifle frocks, rather civilian looking coats, and even in shirt sleeves. Most are wearing cocked hats, but also slouched hats, and even strawhats and worsted caps can be seen.
|The Colours and Musicians Group|