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The US Army in
the Indian Wars

9th Cavalry Regimental Insignia


DRESS HELMETS - 1872

In 1872, the U.S. Army adopted helmets based on those of the British Household Cavalry.
They were only worn by mounted troops; to include the Cavalry, the Light Artillery, and the Signal Service.
The helmets were black felt with patent leather edge trim and chin straps.
The tall, metal spire was topped off with a dyed horse-hair plume of the branch color.
There was also a lanyard of branch color which wrapped around the body and the helmet.
Officer lanyards were all gold, instead of branch color.

1872 HEMET PLATE



Signal Service Sergeant




Cavalry Captain


Branch Colors:

Cavalry = yellow
Light Artillery = scarlet
Signal Service = orange

 


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