Posted By:Dorothea Clymer
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Subject:Re: Photos of Spanish-American War Vets?
Post Date:May 31, 2003 at 22:09:17
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I have a photograph of Troop C, 11th US Cavalry in the Philippines circa 1902--not the right unit, but it shows the uniform. In addition, this description of the uniform:

THE FIRST UNIFORM--The headgear was called a "campaign hat." It resembled a fedora with a crease down the middle of the crown. The shirt was made of dark blue cambray and the trousers were a buff-colored khaki with canvas leggings over low cut boots. A dark blue coat was used for dress occasions while a khaki coat was issued for field use. When mounted, the trooper wore brass rowel spurs and gauntlets (riding gloves). His holstered .38 caliber double action Colt revolver hung opposite a Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber on a canvas "Mills" belt that held double rows of cartridges for his rifle.