7th Hussars

Officer 1808

The mirleton had a short life. It was replaced by the tall fur busby. The artist, Dighton was a caricaturist and tended to exagerate the height of the headgear. But the details of the uniform are invaluable to the student of military history. This officer wears his pelisse buttoned up over his dolman (it must be winter). Usually it is slung over the left shoulder. The braiding is now silver, having replaced the black braid. On active service, the tight boots and breeches were replaced by more comfortable overalls and short boots.

Uniforms | Regimental details


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