Sergeant, Undress 1855

The field cap was a popular item for the Guards, even in full dress it sometimes replaced the bearskin. It could be worn in different ways; sideways with the flap pulled down as a peak or with both flaps down to keep the ears warm. Beards were commonplace in 1855 during the long siege of Sevastopol. The white drill jacket is worn with winter trousers and belts. The chevrons are thin and black at this stage. Later they were wider and sewn on a red backing.

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