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This essential reference depicts the U.S. Army's attempt to dress troops in differing climates all over the world.

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All six active militia cavalry regiments and the Light Mounted Regiment of Mexico wore sky blue coats with scarlet collars, cuffs, turnbacks and epaulettes. Trousers were dark blue with deep red stripes and leather half-boots. Cloaks were sky blue, as were saddleblankets, holster covers and saddlerolls, which were also trimmed in dark blue bands. All cavalrymen wore trousers made with antelopeskin seat linings. The Tulancingo Cuirassiers, authorized on 15 January 1842, had two uniforms. Dismounted, officers wore sky blue coats with crimson collars and cuffs and black fore-and-aft hats.

27 There was also a Standing Battalion of the Californias, in dark blue coats with red collars, turnbacks and cuffs and piping in opposite colours. Collars were embroidered 'FC'. Trousers were dark blue with red piping. Infantry shakos were worn. The Cavalry Each cavalry regiment had four squadrons of two companies each. Each company had a captain, a lieutenant, two ensigns, a first and three second sergeants, nine corporals, two trumpeters, and fifty-two mounted and eight dismounted privates. The regiment consisted of a colonel, a lieutenantcolonel, two squadron commandants, four adjutant lieutenants, four guidonbearer ensigns, a chaplain, a surgeon, a first sergeant marshal, three grooms, a cornet major, a cornet corporal, two second sergeants (a saddler and an armourer), two corporals (a tailor and a carpenter), and three privates (a shoemaker, a mason and a baker).

S. S. S. Army's commander-in-chief had light yellow plumes in his fore-and-aft hat, and three stars in each epaulette. In the field, generals dressed as they pleased, and Taylor was known by his brown linen dusters and floppy blue coats. Select Bibliography Brown, A. , The Mexican Soldier, 1837-1847, Mexico City, 1958. Chamberlain, Samuel, My Confession, New York, 1957Grant, U. , Personal Memoirs, New York, 1952. Kenly, J. , Memoirs of a Maryland Volunteer in the War with Mexico, Philadelphia, 1873.

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