Canada 1866

The 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers parading in the Market Square, Brantford, Canada West. Autumn 1866. The band are formed up on the left of the photo with the musicians in white tunics. The officers are also in white tunics, 3 mounted officers nearest the band and the dismounted officers on the right of the photo. One officer on horseback is on the extreme right of the photo.

The enlarged detail shows the uniforms more clearly. The shakos have a falling white plume at the front. The bearded Regimental Sergeant-Major stand on the left of the photo. Behind him are the Corps of Drums. The officers standing on the right of the photo can be seen to have a crimson sash on their left shoulder. Two officers have a black mourning armband.

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