Private 1832

White trousers were worn in the army during the summer months, from 1st May to the 14th October. for the rest of the year 'Oxford mixture' trousers were worn, as seen on the sergeant in this series of paintings by Dubois Drahonet. The private is firing his dragoon carbine 1796 pattern whilst wearing his gauntlets which would seem to be a difficult task. His ammunition is kept in the black leather pouch on his back, and the carbine is attached to the spring clip on the pouch-belt when mounted. Neither he nor the sergeant have sabretaches.

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