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What did soldiers wear in cold weather?

Soldiers could unbutton their cuffs to cover their hands. They may have bought scarves and mittens, which were not part of regular issue.

Emmanuel Nivon described a large “Cape” a hooded garment that could be worn over the entire uniform, including the hat. Christopher Moore, in the essay, “Louis Davory’s Crime, “in Louisbourg Portraits describes a rain cape used by the soldiers on watch. He states, the soldiers going out onto the ramparts on a rainy night would wrap themselves in a leather cape over their uniform. Gilles Proulx also referred to capes, which could be of leather or wool cloth.