Corporal and Privates 1840

The privates guard a prisoner who has been captured while the corporal shows the warrant for his arrest to his ashen-faced mother. The soldiers of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment are in Heavy Marching Order which includes a valise and rolled greatcoat with mess tins strapped to the valise. Their feather bonnets are covered with an oilskin waterproof cover, and their hose are protected with spats which are not as white as when on parade. Their jackets have white tufted wings normally worn by flank companies but worn by all rank and file in Highland regiments. The white tape button loops are bastion shaped. The print is drawn by M A Hayes and published as no.5 in the Spooner Oblong series 1840-44.

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