Officers in Undress 1856

The undress uniforms for officers were many and varied. Three of these officers have the dark blue frock coat with 6 rows of black silk cording across the chest with 3 olivet buttons on each row. The cuffs are decorated with a black Austrian knot. The collar had black lace edging and black braid figuring. They all wear a blue pillbox cap with gold lace cap-band. The officer in stable dress wears a waist-length stable jacket which is also worn as mess dress but open down the front. The jacket is scarlet with green velvet facings and gold lace edging. He wears a white leather undress pouchbelt. Dress Regulations call for the wearing of the dress pouch with the undress belt. His sword is attached to a white leather waistbelt and white leather sword knot. The trousers are blue with a gold stripe one inch and three quarters wide. Steel spurs were worn in undress while brass ones were worn in dress.

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