Snitches of both armies were mostly identically dressed, Continental variants wearing a yellow uniform and hat, as opposed to the blue uniform of their side. The British variant wore a more red color scheme to fit their side. They constantly played a drum while marching with their allies.
They were usually accompanied by five or more soldiers, but snitches could occasionally be seen marching with a single officer. When the unit was attacked, they generally ran from the battlefield to call for reinforcements. If they could not run, they usually wielded small weapons.