Private's Coat c1852

The coat or coatee was worn by the Coldstream Guards when they fought at the Alma and Inkerman. It was designed more for parade than for fighting. There are 42 buttons in all, 20 on the chest, in pairs, four on each cuff, two on the waist at the back, four on each false pocket, one on each skirt ornament and one on each collar badge. Details of these can be seen at Cuff Detail, Private's Coat 1852 and Collar and Skirt Detail 1852. The epaulettes are white worsted.

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