Here's How Army Uniforms Have Changed In The 242 Years Since Independence Day

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Dressed in a period correct Continental uniform, Guilford Courthouse National Park ranger Jason Baum fires a rifle similar to those Continental soldiers would have employed against the British Army during the Revolutionary War. The demonstration was part of a staff ride conducted by the 108th Training Command (IET) at the Greensboro, N.C., park on February 6, 2017
Jared Keller

In the 241 years since the United States of America declared independence from the British Empire in 1776, the uniforms of those serving in the U.S. Army have changed drastically.


Over the years, as the nation grew, uniforms have evolved to fit the times and take advantage of changes in tactics and technology. In some cases, as this paper from US Army History notes, the changes were minor affairs, while in other cases, the look of the Army was radically changed.

We have highlighted some of the major advancements in Army uniforms in the graphic below.

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