Mounted Trumpeter, 1865

A detail from a painting by Orlando Norie showing a troop of 11th Hussars on field day. The man on a grey horse is the trumpeter. The rest of the troop are on brown horses. The shabraques of the other ranks are almost as ornate as the officers except that they are decorated with yellow cloth instead of gold wire and lace. They all wear a sabretache at this stage, suspended by two straps instead of three. The busby worn by the trumpeter is of brown fur. From 1840 until 1855 the trumpeter's busby was of pale grey fur, a distinction of the 11th. It seems that this was changed along with everything else in 1856 but the grey fur busby was re-introduced at a later stage.

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