Corporal and Officer, Marching Order 1854

The back view of the corporal shows the short coat tails, and the equipment carried on the march and on campaign. His white pouch-belt holds the black ammunition pouch with Eagle badge. An extension to the belt supports the carbine on a spring clip. The belt is worn over the canvas haversack strap but under the water-bottle strap. His rank chevrons are in gold lace but the loops on the collar and cuff are yellow. The back of his bearskin shows the White Horse of Hanover badge.

The officer on the right has removed his epaulettes but retained the gold-laced collar and cuffs. He still has the gold and crimson waist-sash but his belts are white leather. The undress sabretache is plain black leather with an Eagle badge, which he also has on the black leather ammunition pouch on his back. He has the canvas haversack for food but no water-bottle. Both men have removed the white plume from the bearskin cap. The trousers are leathered round the ankles and on the inside leg. Illustration by Brian Fosten.

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