Private, 1798

It is interesting to compare this private, illustrated by Bryan Fosten,with the 1788 private in the Soldier's Farewell. The blue shell is now done up with the hooks and eyes all the way down to the waist, concealing the braided front of the sleeved jacket underneath. He is wearing his sword/bayonet belt only. When mounted he would wear the carbine/pouch belt over the other shoulder. The Tarleton helmet now has a blue turban and white over red plume. The sword is the 1796 pattern cavalry sabre which was an effective weapon.

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by Stephen Luscombe