Mounted Private c1880


In this painting by Simkin some of the equipment carried by soldiers of the 20th Hussars in 1880 can be seen. The hussar is in marching order although he still has the crimson plume on his busby. He has a haversack strap on his right shoulder and he carries a Martini Henry carbine which normally sits in the bucket behind his right leg. The saddle is covered by a black sheepskin and this goes over the rolled greatcoat at the front, and the valise at the back. The round mess-tins sit on top of the valise, and there is a coiled white tethering rope between the valise and the carbine bucket.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe