US Army in the War of 1812

Cap Letters and Plates

Regiments of Riflemen

 


The Black Leather Cap
worn by both
Riflemen and Infantry.

(Left)
Riflemen wore brass or gilt letters/plate, their trim color was yellow, but their feather plume was green.


(Right)
The Infantry wore it with white feather plume and cords with silvered or pewter plate.

Regiments of Infantry

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Regiments of Riflemen



1808
1809
1812
1813
1814
         
Regiments of Infantry
 


  1811
1812
Late 1812
1814
         
         

Regiments of Artillery



The Black Leather Yeoman-crowned Cap worn by all Artillerymen.

Both wore brass or gilt letters/plate and yellow was their trim color.

(Left)
Artillery wore an all white feather plume.


(Right)
Light Artillery wore a red-over-white feather plume.

The Regiment of Light Artillery



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Regiments of Artillery

 
  1812
Late 1812
1813
1814
 

The Regiment of Light Artillery



1808
1809

1812
1814
 
 
The Light Dragoons wore a leather helmet with silvered or pewter letters/plate, white uniform trim, and a white-over-blue standing feather plume. There was also a white horse-tail plume hanging off the helmet top, toward the rear.

The Regiment of Light Dragoons

All Drawings © R.W.D. PLOESSL

The Regiment of Light Dragoons
"Uncle Sam's Lazy Dogs"




1808 1809   1812  

 

 


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