Officer and Private c1850


The private has a red coatee with white lace across the front and also decorating the collar and cuffs. He has a belt on each shoulder to support the black ammunition pouch on his right hip and a bayonet on his left. His shoulders have straps with tufted ends as he is a battalion company man. The officer's coat has no adornment on the front and is double-breasted with two rows of gilt buttons. He has one belt over his right shoulder to support his sword. The CO and the second in command of the battalion would be mounted on parade and have their sword attached to a waist-belt. The crimson sash is worn around the waist with the tassels hanging on the left side. Both men are wearing white trousers for the summer months. In the background are two officers in undress frockcoats and forage caps.


Uniforms | Regimental Details




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by Stephen Luscombe