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The cuffs not less than three and a half nor more than 4 inches wide. The skirts faced with blue, the bottom of each not more than 7 nor less than three and a half inches wide ; the length to reach to the bend of the knee. The bottom of the breast and two hip buttons to range.
1. On the collar, one blind hole 5 inches long, with a button on each side.
2. The blind holes on each side of the front, in the herring-bone form, to be in the same direction with the collar, from the top to the bottom.
3. Blind holes, (in the like form) to proceed from 4 buttons, placed length. wise, on each skirt. A gilt star on the centre of the bottom, 2 inches from the edge.
4. The cuffs to be indented within 1} inch of the edge, with 4 buttons lengthwise on each sleeve, and holes to the three upper buttons, corresponding with the indention of the cuff, on the centre of which is to be inserted the lower button.
5. All general officers will be permitted to embroider the button holes. The commissary general of ordnance, the adjutant, inspectors and quarter masters general, and the commissary general of purchases, will be permitted to embroider the button holes of the collar only.
Vest, breeches and pantaloons—White, (or buff for general officers)-blue pantaloons may be worn in the winter and nankeen in the summer. Vests single breasted without pocket flaps.
1. Breeches, or pantaloons, with 4 buttons on the knees, and gilt knee buckles..
2. High military boots and gilt spurs.
Chapeaus-of the following form : the fan not less than 64 nor more than 9 inches high in the rear, nor less than 15 nor more than 174 inches from point to point, bound round the edge with black binding of inch wide.
1. Button and loop, black.
2. Cockade, the same, 45 inches diameter, with a gold eagle in the centre.
Swords-Yellow mounted, with black or yellow gripe. For the officers of the adjutant, inspector, and quarter master generals' departments, sabres ; for all others, straight swords.
Waist Belts--of black leather. No sashes.
Note.-Officers of the corps of engineers will wear the uniform already established for that corps.
The dress of the hospital staff will conform as to fashion, to the uniform of the staff, except that they will wear pocket flaps, and buttons placed across the cuffs, four to each, and covered buttons in all instances, of the colour of the coat (black).
Officers of the line, appointed to a staff station, which confers no additional rank, will wear the uniform of their rank in the line, with high boots and spurs.
Of the Artillery.
1. Pocket flaps, cross indented below, not less than 24 nor more than 3 inches wide, with 4 buttons and blind holes ; 2 buttons at the opening of the pocket of each skirt; and a diamond of blue cloth, ornamented if inch on each side, the centre two inches from the bottom of the coat.
2. The blind holes on either side of the front, with the coat buttoned close to the collar, accurately to form lines with the corresponding ones opposite, from the top to the bottom, i. e. not to represent herring bone.
3. The cuffs with four blind holes, extending from four buttons placed across on each.
4. Two blind holes on the collar, 5 inches long, with two buttons on each side.
5. Gilt buttons of the size and insignia furnished the commissary general of purchases from the war department.
Vests, breeches and pantaloons for the field and staff, the same as those described for the general staff; and vests and pantaloons, for the officers of the line, the same, except the 1st and 2d particular articles.
Stocks and Chapeaus of the same general description with those of the general staff.
1. Button and loop of the chapeau, yellow.
2. Black cockade of leather, 44 inches diameter, with a gold eagle in the centre. A white feather to rise 8 inches; that of the adjutant, white and
Swords-cut and thrust, yellow mounted; with a black or yellow gripe.
Epaulettes-of gold, (bullion and strap) according to rank. The adjutant, quarter master and paymaster to wear a counter strap on the opposite shoulder.
The surgeons and mates, to include garrison surgeons and mates, will wear the same uniform, except the cape, which is of black velvet; the plume black.
Of the Light Dragoons.
of ten plated Light bullet buttons in front-notched twist holes on'each breast, from three and “abooms a half to four inches at the bottom, and from seven to eight at the top, to Undress. fill the breast so as nearly to touch the s'ye-the length of the waist not to extend below the hips, the skirt to the bend of the knee, soldier's back with two notched holes across each, the skirt and sleevë, herring-bone, with four notched holes and buttons on each, the holes making an angle of about eighty-five degrees, the top of them to range with the hip buttons and bottom of the breastturnbacks of blue cloth united at the bottom by a silver embroidered double fleur-de-luce, the skirts four and a half inches wide at the bottom, stand up collar worked with silver braid.
Pantaloons-Worked on the fall with silk braid, two rows down the side seams continued round the seat. Full Dress.-Hussar jacket, single breasted, with three rows of plated
Full dress bullet buttons, holes in each breast one inch apart, worked with blue silk braid five and a half inches long at the bottom, the top to touch the s'ye, the front terminating at the bottom; the skirt behind, three inches deep, with double plait in each fold, aud on the centre of the back, at the bottom made with the braid that continues round the edges, one above each hip button, the braid to continue up the side seams. The waist not to reach below the hips; and no back seam. Pocket welts from each end the same as the front end of the button hole or collar. The collar the same as the undress coat, both worked with silver braid. The sleeve worked with silk braid.
Vest--of white cassimere or jean, single breasted.
Pantaloons-White cassimere or buckskin for parade; dark blue cloth for service.
Boots-Dragoon, with tops to cover the knees.
Stock-Black leather-black silk for the officers, without shewing the shirt collar or knot.
Helmet-According to pattern, blue feather with white top, feather nine inches long.
Buttons Plated bullet buttons.
Housings of Field Officers-Blue cloth bordered with a double row of Housings silver lace.
Troop Officers-One row of silver lace with three bars of lace placed diagonally from the corner of the housings, for captains-one row of silver lace, with two bars for the lieutenants-one row of silver lace, with one bar for the cornets.
Staff-According to their grade.
Medical Staff-One row of lace.
Non-commissioned officers, the same as the officers, with the exception of silk ferret instead of lace. Sergeants to wear two white epaulettes,
corporal one on the right shoulder. : Armament Armament-Pistols, sabres, steel scabbards, buff leather waist belt, white
plate in front with the eagle in relief-silver sword knot.
'The white cord to be taken off the soldier's jackets, and no lace or silver cord to be worn by the officers. .
of the Light Artillery. Light artil- Full Dress-Coatee of dark blue cloth, single breasted, three rows of Jery.
buttons, nine in each. Button holes worked diagonally, in blue twist. Full dress Standing collar; the height of the collar not to extend beyond the tip of
the ear; two buttons; the button holes of blue twist. Cuffs blue with three buttons placed vertically upon the sleeve ; the button holes worked with twist. Pocket flaps, diagonal, with three buttons worked as the sleeve, two buttons at the waist, the skirts sloping from the hip.
Vest-White cassimere, or doe skin (for winter), plain wbite jean or nankeen (for summer), single breasted, with nine yellow buttons.
Pantaloons-White cassimere, or doe skin (for parade), dark blue cloth (for service).
Cap and Ornament-Black, seven inches high, the crown eight and a half
Epaulette-Gold bullion, strap, basket work. The field officers to wear two-a captain, one on the right shoulder-the lieutenants, one on the left.
Adjatant-Epaulette according to his grade, with a band of red silk and gold fringe above the elbow on the left arm, his plume yellow. *
Quarter Master-Epaulette, according to his grade, plume green.
Surgeon and Mates-Same uniform as described, except the cape, which is of black velvet, cocked hat, black plume.
Cloak-Hussar, blue cloth, cape eight inches large.
Housing-Scarlet cloth, extending eight inches from the saddle, and brought to a point on the flank of the horse.
Medical Staff-Blue housing.
Bridle-Double bit (yellow mounted), reins, martingal, &c. black leather.
Portmanteau-Black leather, two feet long, nine inches diameter. .'
Armament-Sabres, gilt scabbards, black belt two inches broad, gilt plate in front with the eagle in relief-belt worn over the sash, which is red, and tied on the right side-the sabre suspended by a chain. Cut and thrust swords, black scabbards, yellow mounted-(for undress) sword knot gold.
Pistols-Calibre of the cavalry, yellow mounted.
Undress Uniform-Long coat, extending to the knee, dark blue cloth, skirts sloping from the hips, single breasted, with one row of nine buttonsthe cut, fashion and trimmings to be the same as the full dress. .
Where etiquette requires shoes, breeches, agreeable to the uniform, are to be worn, with yellow knee buckles instead of strings-yellow buckles in the shoes, a chapeau bras instead of the cap, no plume.
Dress of non-commissioned officers and privates—The same as that prescrib: ed for the officers, with the exception of worsted being substituted for gold band and tassel. Sergeants to wear two yellow worsted epaulettes and red worsted sash. Corporals one epaulette on the right shoulder.
of the Infantry. The same as that pointed out for the officers of artillery, with the follow- Infantry ing exceptions:
The sword of the sabre form, and with mounting, silver or plated. For the medical staff, small swords.
Epaulettes, buttons, spurs, huckles and trimmings, silver or plated, and caps may be worn on duty.
5 of the Riflemen. The uniform for the non-commissioned officers, privates and musicians of Riflemen the rifle regiments, will hereafter be as follows, viz:
A short coat of gray cloth, single breasted, flat yellow buttons, which shall exhibit a bugle surrounded by stars, with the number of the regiment within the curve of the bugle ; one row of ten buttons in front, three on each sleeve, and three on each skirt, lengthwise, with blind button holes of black twist or braid in herring bone form.
A waistcoat of gray cloth with sleeves of the same. Pantaloons of gray cloth.
The Jefferson shoe, rising two inches above the ankle joint, and no higher.
Leather caps, with a plate and design similar to that of the button, and skort green pompon in front.
For the field or active service, the officers will wear uniforms like those of the privates, excepting as to quality.
On other occasions, they are permitted to wear uniform of the artillery, except as to the buttons, the position of them, &c. which shall be the same with the field coat.- Epaulettes of gold. Yellow mounted sabres for officers and non-commissioned officers.
Of the Cadets.
Under Clothes-Nankeen in summer, grey cloth in winter-black stock.
D. PARKER, Adjutant General.
alties as the
ACT of May 10, 1794. 1 F. L. 329. 252. Sec. xxxiv. And be it enacted, &c. That the officers and privates in any company of artillery, infantry or cavalry, raised corps liable and uniformed in any militia regiment of this state, by permis- to same pension of his excellency the governor, or any lieutenant colonel or rest of the commanding officer of any regiment, or to be hereafter raised, shall be respectively liable to all the fines and forfeitures imposed by law on the officers or privates in any regiment or company beat, and that when any person now actually enrolled, or that shall hereafter be enrolled in any such company, shall be desirous to quit the same, he shall be obliged to give at least thirty *Altered, see days* notice of such intention, and he shall be obliged also to No. 254. enrol himself in the company beat in which he resides, or in some other company of artillery, infantry or cavalry of the regiment to which he belongs, and produce a certificate thereof from the captain or officer commanding such beat or company, before he shall be permitted to leave the uniform company or corps to which he belonged, or be excused from daty therein.
ed, commissions of
ACT of Dec. 20, 1800. 2 F. L. 361. 253. SEC. II. And be it enacted, &c. That when any volun
teer company of cavalry shall be reduced to less than twentyWhen cumpany reduc- four men, and when any volunteer company of infantry or
mis- artillery shall be reduced to less than thirty men, uniformed acofficers to cording to law, then and in every such case, the commissions of
the officers of such troop or company, as the case may be, shall respectively cease and determine, unless such troop or company shall respectively be completed with the number of men aforesaid, within twelve months after the passing of this act.
254. Sec. 111. And be it enacted, &c. That no person liable Notice to be to do militia duty, who now is or hereafter may be enrolled in any
ne miere volunteer troop of cavalry, infantry or artillery, shall be exempted mteer from doing duty in such troop or company, unless he shall have
given six months previous notice in writing of his intention of leaving such troop or company to the commanding officer thereof, and shall have complied with the other requisitions required by law.
ACT of Dec. 17, 1808. Pamphlet edit. 53. 255, Sec. VII. And he it enacted, &c. That every clause and article in this act contained, shall be construed to extend as well to officers and privates of the cavalry, artillery and volunteer companies as to the officers and privates of the infantry.
ACT of Dec. 16, 1815. Pamphlet edit. 16.
256. Sec. X. And be it enacted, &c. That the officers comcompanies of manding regiments of infantry within this state, shall be author. fantry and ised to permit volunteer uniform companies of infantry or rifle
men to be raised within their respective commands, and the officers thereof shall be commissioned, if such companies shall consist respectively of forty effective rank and file in uniform; and officers commanding brigades are authorised to permit volunteer companies of cavalry and artillery to be raised within their respective commands, which shall consist of thirty effective men, in complete uniform, and to commission the officers thereof; and if such volunteer company of infantry or riflemen shall at any time be reduced below thirty men in uniform, and any such company of cavalry or artillery shall be reduced below twenty
four men in uniform, and the said companies respectively shall be given to not within six months after notice given, by the commanding
When officer of the brigade or regiment, recruit their respective comcompany is panies, they shall be dissolved, and the commissions of the
officers forfeited; Provided always, that no beat or district com No heat pany shall be reduced below thirty men by the formation of any company to volunteer company or companies, and Provided also, that whenbe reduced
ever any call shall be made for the services of any volunteer company, they shall go by companies under their own officers ; Provided, nothing herein contained shall authorise the raising a greater portion of cavalry, artillery, riflemen or infantry, than are now authorised by law.
officers to recruit when
below 30 men.