British 38th Regt Light Company Standing Biting Cartridge

Price: $66.95


First Legion

The Light Company of the 38th Regiment of Foot from First Legion in their American Revolution collection allows collectors to display one of the most storied regiments of the war. The 38th Regiment landed in Boston in 1774 and took part in the battles at Lexington/Concord, Bunker Hill, Long Island, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth Court House among others.
The elite companies also took part in Yorktown where they surrendered with Cornwallis.
This soldier bites the bullet out of a paper cartridge to reload his musket. Pre-made paper cartridges saved the infantry precious secinds while reloading, increasing the fire they could bring down on the enemy.