Mounted Officer, 1821

This print by Heath shows the falling plume of white and red horsehair that replaced the earlier stubby plume. The cossack trousers replaced the buff breeches and hessian boots. There is still no silver lace and braid on the collar and cuffs at this stage. The horse furniture consists of a white sheepskin with buff scalloped edge and a blue shabraque with silver lace edge. It has the rounded corners regulated for light dragoon regiments (hussars had pointed corners). The shabraque ornament is indistinct but can be seen here: Shabraque Ornament

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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