26th Regiment of Foot

Other Rank's Jacket c1810

An actual example of a private's jacket as worn in the illustration Privates 1806 The worsted lace has blue and yellow stripes and follows the edges of the high yellow collar, the yellow shoulder straps, the white turn-backs, and forms loops for the buttons. The buttons have a 26 on them and are placed in pairs down the front and on the cuff. The shoulder straps end in red and white tufts, this being the jacket of a battalion company man. Grenadiers and light infantry had wings on the shoulders with a fringe on the edge. The short tails of the jacket have false pocket flaps also decorated with buttons and loops in pairs.

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