The Drums depict the Corps of Drums of a typical British Army infantry regiment stationed in Canada upon the outbreak of war with the United States in June 1812. The group does not portray a specific historical regiment, but rather has adopted a generic impression in order to commemorate the service of all British and Canadian field musicians during the War of 1812.
Our uniform impression depicts the early war period, i.e. what was worn by British troops in Canada from June 1812 until the summer of 1813. However, the War of 1812 occurred during a period of general development in British military clothing and equipment caused by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The result was that uniform worn by British troops in Canada was constantly evolving throughout the War of 1812.