Sergeant, Marching order 1815

The back view of this sergeant of a Battalion Company shows the black knapsack with painted garter star in the middle. His mess tin is kept in a canvas cover on the top. The blue water-bottle has lettering to indicate that he is in the 3rd Company. The straight sword is in a frog on his white leather shoulder belt. The greatcoat would only have been worn on the march in cold weather, normally it would be rolled up on top of the knapsack. His shako is covered in a black oilskin cover. The pike or spontoon was carried by sergeants instead of a musket, so he would have had no need for an ammunition pouch belt.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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by Stephen Luscombe