By Philip J. Haythornthwaite, Jack Cassin-Scott, Mike Chappel
A color checklist of the uniforms worn via each corps engaged within the conflict of Waterloo, reproducing the garments of the French, Anglo-Dutch and Prussian armies intimately.
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From 10 July 1810 naval surgeons wore blue coats with scarlet collars, cuffs and lapels, gold buttons, no epaulettes, narrow gold lace edging the cuffs and collar, a white waistcoat and breeches, and a plain bicorn hat. There was also an elaborate system of lacing for professional staff at the Naval Royal Medical College in Cadiz. 41 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Manuscripts Many sources used for this study are from archival documents consulted at the Public Records Office (PRO), Kew, in the following classes of manuscripts: Audit Office (AO), Foreign Office (FO), Treasury (T), and War Office (WO); and at the Museo Naval, Madrid (MN), manuscript archives (Ms).
1812. Raised in Vizcaya from 1 September 1811, the Iberia Hussar Regiment had 480 men in four squadrons. Their uniform was an all-crimson dolman, a blue pelisse edged with black fur, blue breeches, pewter buttons, white cords, a blue hussar sash with white barrels, and a black bearskin cap with a red feather and white cords; the saddle housings were blue edged with white lace. (Contemporary print) 33 34 Xavier Mina, El Estudiante ('the Student'), was only 18 when his father was arrested and the family estate in Navarra plundered during 1808.
Sergeant Juan de Murias recalled that in May 1809, while with the Asturias army at Contrueces, Gijon, the regiment was issued British-made white jackets with scarlet collars, cuffs and piping, gold buttons, white breeches, and white forage caps with a red band. (Juan de Murias, Historial del Regimiento de Castropol, 1815) C 1 : Fusilier, Mina's 1st Battalion of Alava, 1810 Don Francisco Espoz y Mina's three guerrilla battalions wore a black round hat with a scarlet cockade, a brown jacket with 43 collar, cuffs and lapels of crimson for the 1st, green for the 2nd, and yellow for the 3rd.
Uniforms of Waterloo in color, 16-18 June 1815 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite, Jack Cassin-Scott, Mike Chappel