Captain, Parade Order c1890

The dress tunic for infantry officers in the last decade of the 19th century had quite lavish sleeve decoration which indicated the rank of the wearer. This captain has two rows of gold lace with lines of Russia braid on each side. Lieutenants and ensigns had only one row of lace, with the same Russia braid. The major's sleeve had two rows of lace but the Russia braid was formed into circlets above the lace. Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels had the circlets above and below the lace. Rank was also shown on the gold shoulder cords, in this case two stars for a captain.

The white leather sword belt was worn for normal parades, along with the crimson silk sash over the left shoulder.

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