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Sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine of Acadia and Plaisance, between 1701 and 1713

Sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine of Acadia and Plaisance, between 1701 and 1713

At this time, the Compagnies franches de la Marine of Acadia and Plaisance wore slightly different uniforms from the Compagnies franches of Canada. This sergeant wears the red cuffs and stockings particular to his rank, and a blue coat and waistcoat instead of the grey-white coat and blue waistcoat worn by the common soldiers. Another distinction is the silver lace on a sergeant's hat. Finally, this man carries a halbard, the distinctive weapon of sergeants in European armies. Reconstruction by Francis Back.