Private, 1799


Soldiers started to wear white trousers in the early 1790s and were regularised after 1796. In the same year the coats were worn buttoned up at the front and the coat tails were shortened. This private is in a battalion company so his blue shoulder straps are simple, with a small white tuft on the point of the shoulder. The plume is now white over red for battalion companies. His hair is unpowdered since an order of 1795 but his pigtail is not yet the 11 inches required by order of 1796.


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by Stephen Luscombe