Coatee, full dress, officer, 10th or Leitrim Militia, 1794 (c)
Scarlet coatee with yellow facings, buttons with harp surmounted by a crown.
Militia units had been raised previously in Ireland in the 1700s to combat the threat from Jacobite risings and at times of conflict with France. But in 1793, with growing unrest in the country coinciding with the outbreak of war with revolutionary France, a new Irish Militia Bill was passed and 38 regiments were raised either at county or city level.
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