43783Re: 1812 Belgic and Stovepipe
- May 8, 2011Actually the configuration of 1812 pattern Lt. Co. caps is still rather murky as it seems there was quite an amount of regimental latitude allowed. Green plume certainly but other than that the cockade sometimes had a bugle horn rather than a regimental button, or the button with a bugle horn below it, green cords are often shown. Also there is an extant shako of the 33rd with provenance to Waterloo which has a cut out brass 33 over a bugle horn on the front rather than the rococo plate so it seems to be a matter of individual research.
Incidentally on the shako's of the 43rd it would seem that the officers at least had rather a curious plume which narrowed towards the top so as to look like small Christmas trees!
From: Forrest Harris <forrestharris@...>
To: WarOf1812 <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, May 8, 2011 7:16 am
Subject: Re: 1812 Belgic and Stovepipe
Right you are--I confused the 41st with the either the 51st or 43rd--don't know why. So Belgic caps with a green plume?
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