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Legion of the United States (Wayne's Legion)

Legion of the United States (Wayne's Legion)

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The Legion of the United States Infantryman Advancing Loading, 1794, embodies the evolution of military attire and equipment during the formative years of the American nation.

At a scale of 1/30, this meticulously crafted toy soldier captures the essence of Major General Anthony Wayne's efforts to distinguish the various sub-legions of the U.S. Army through distinctive uniform details.

In September 1792, Wayne issued orders to differentiate the sub-legions based on the decoration of their caps, which were likely modified from cut-down cocked hats. The first Sub-Legion, depicted in this figure, adorned their caps with white woolen binding, white feather plumes, and black hair decorating the crown. This attention to detail not only served as a means of identification but also reflected the pride and unity of the soldiers under Wayne's command.

As military fashion evolved, the caps were eventually replaced with more modern round hats, adorned with black bearskin roaches running from front to back on the crown. This adaptation symbolized the flexibility and adaptability of the Legion as it navigated the challenges of warfare on the frontier.

Displayed with pride, this toy soldier pays homage to the dedication and resilience of the soldiers who served in Wayne's Legion, embodying their commitment to excellence and unity in the face of adversity. As a tangible link to the past, it serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who helped shape the destiny of the United States.

Model: 16112

1/30 scale

Matte Finish

1 Piece Set





Care information

These are not play toys. They are collectables. Recommended for 14 yrs old and older.

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