Private, 1815

The 4th did not fight at Waterloo but this is the type of uniform worn by the heavy cavalry at the time. The regiment had returned from the Peninsula in 1814, at which time they would have adopted this style with the new helmet to replace the cocked hat. This man is in field day order with wet weather cover on the helmet. His carbine is suspended from a sprung hook on the white cartouche belt. Over his other shoulder are his haversack and waterbottle. He has leathered overalls and a plain black leather sabretache suspended on two white leather straps. His jacket had white and blue cotton lace round the edge where the officers had silver lace.

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