This painting is of a group of soldiers raised in New York to defend it from rebels. They were loyalists to the king and represent the sentiment within the city. They did not want the freedom that the founding fathers believed in.
Hesse-Cassel Corps of Field Jaegers, 1776 - The Hessian Jaeger Corps hired by the British to fight during the American War for Independence was among the finest light troops employed during the conflict.
American Revolution: Here is an older study of a Loyalist officer of the King's American Regiment . In many of the Loyalist units the officers were as well appointed than their counterparts in the British Army.
(Queen's) Light Dragoons ,mounted and dismounted by Don Troiani. Jim Kochan's research showed dark blue jackets were worn during the Brandywine campaign in addition to issues of rifles to both foot and mounted men.