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olicana12 Dec 2017 5:12 a.m. PST

I am about to start painting 14th LD for the Peninsular c. 1811.

Franklins book shows a trumpeters jacket c.1799 which is orange with blue cuffs and collar with white lace. Was this in use in 1811? Also, would the trumpeter be mounted on a white horse.

I have the details for officers and troopers from Osprey and Franklin's book so, I'm OK there but I have a question about mounts within a regiment or within a squadron. Were they one colour, all black for example, or a mix of colours?

Thanks for looking,


olicana12 Dec 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Just found what I needed on JJ's blog. Thanks JJ, for posting.

Orange jacket as per Franklin, white horse.

Mixed shades of brown.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

Certainly go with the reversed facings for pre-1812. The white horse was the aspiration for trumpeters, but on campaign this soon gave way to whatever they could get.

carojon12 Dec 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

Cheers James, glad you found what you wanted. Please feel free to drop me a note in future via the blog and I will be happy to help.

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