Officer c1810

The well-known series of prints published by Goddard & Booth extended over the period covered by the Napoleonic War and beyond. This print shows the 5th DG uniform before the change in 1812 to the helmet and plain jacket. The officer here is in dress uniform with breeches and jack boots, and a plumed bicorn hat. On campaign grey overalls would have been worn with a tall shako with turned-up peak. The green faced scarlet jacket shows no turn-backs from the front view as the tails have now moved to the back and are very short. A special jacket was worn for levees with longer tails. The shoulders have gilt chain scales and small fringes. There is no sign of a sabretache.

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