Officer in Drill Order c1895

The stable jacket was the same garment as that worn for mess uniform but with the front fastened with hooks and eyes. The gold lace around the collar, cuffs, down the front and along the bottom edge was one inch wide, one and a half inches for field officers. He has his rank badges on gold cord shoulder straps and the collar and cuffs are of black velvet. The same breeches and boots as in review order, but the sword slings and pouchbelt are of white leather. The pouch itself was the same as in dress. The forage cap was the pill-box type until the early years of the 20th century, blue cloth with a gold lace cap-band of one and three quarter inches. On top of the cap was a gold purl button with gold braid in a decorative figuring around it. The saddle is without shabraque and sheepskin but has a blue cloak rolled up at the front. This was lined with scarlet and reached the ankles when worn.

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