Drum-Major and Drummers 1809


The drum-major wore a green coat with red collar and cuffs and silver lace. The drummers had worn coats of reverse colours since 1747 and the drum-majors were included in the order. In full dress he would have worn a cocked hat but on campaign he had the shako. The wings of his coat are red and silver and the belt over his left shoulder green with a silver edge. He has a sword hung from a white shoulder belt, kept in place by a red and green sash. The drummers also had reverse coloured coats, green with red facings and decorated with regimental lace, white with a red and a green stripe. The are armed with a short sword and carry a haversack and water-bottle on the right side.


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by Stephen Luscombe