Sergeant 1877

This figure shows the back of the uniform, with the pouchbelt that had shed the extension strap for the carbine. The black pouch has a brass Eagle badge and the buckle, tip and slide sit just behind the shoulder strap. The back skirt of the tunic has false pocket flaps edged in yellow cord and 3 brass buttons on each side with two more just below the waistbelt. The yellow cord Austrian knot on his cuff is mostly hidden by the white leather gauntlets. There is a white strap on his right shoulder for the canvas haversack which is folded on his left side. The sword slings are attached to the waistbelt and hang outside the tunic. He wears knee boots and blue breeches which replaced the leathered trousers in 1871. His rolled cloak shows red beneath the black sheepskin on the front of the saddle but this is a mistake by the artist as blue cloaks were worn from 1858 onwards.

Regimental Details | Uniforms

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