Private, 1788

Etching after George Morland called The Soldier's Farewell. The early stage of this light dragoon style which we see here has the sleeveless shell over the jacket but not done up all the way down the front. The shell has hooks and eyes which are only used near the top so that the braided jacket shows through. The ammunition pouch is worn at the front on a waistbelt. A few years later it was attached to the carbine belt which is shown here over his left shoulder. The Belt on his right shoulder is for the bayonet and sword. The earlier pattern Tarleton helmet, here, has the turban, and plume, in the facing colour, buff.

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