Thursday, 10 June 2021

From Don Troiani

 

Chasseurs Volontaires de St. Dominque, 1779. This was a corps of black and mulattoes (period term) raised on Saint Domingue (noe Haiti) in French service. 700 of them were in the campaign to capture Savannah in 1779 . Detachments of them did service on other French held Caribbean Islands until the unit was disbanded at the end of the war.  Like most French Colonial troops they wore dark blue coat instead of the white of the line regiments. Watercolor and gouache on Bristol board. Prints available at :https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/the-art-of-don-troiani/soldier-study-series/18th-century-don-troiani-solder-study/voluntaires-de-st-dominque-1779

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