A mounted trooper wears an early French dragoon-style helmet with a brass visor and scale chinstrap distinguished by an 1820-style federal eagle on the crest. The uniform suggests a HussarContinue readingHussar Influence
This Pattern 1839 “wheel” cap worn by an unidentified rifleman is unusual for an add-on not typically seen: The glazed linen rain cover and the accompanying cape which extends justContinue readingRainy Day Wheel Cap
A yard sale discovery in Florence, S.C., in the 1980s turned up this circa late 1850s image. In antebellum times, the city comprised part of Darlington District. This militiaman mightContinue readingSouth Carolina Militiaman?
This circa 1846 infantryman wears the light blue fatigue jacket prescribed in 1839, and holds a non-commissioned Model 1840 officer’s sword that indicates he ranked as a corporal or sergeant—thoughContinue readingLight Blue and Cross Belts