Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas

Uniforms of the Republic of Texas

CAVALRY
Officer
Summer Undress Uniform

This uniform, both winter (with blue pants) and summer (with white pants) was worn extensively. All of the military personnel on the Santa Fe expedition was uniformed records of the expedition reveal. The numerous requisitions indicate that most, perhaps all of the pioneers (as they were called), received the undress uniform with both the blue and white pants, plus the gray fatigue uniform and the all-white summer fatigues. Presumably they meant to make an impressive appearance on arrival and expected to be gone a long time. This officer wears the blue cloth fatigue cap. His stock is black silk or black leather. The tail coat is cut on civilian lines with a "falling collar," rather than the usual standup collar. This type of falling collar in recent times has been called a stand-and-fall collar.

Copyright 1998 by Bruce Marshall All Rights Reserved
Text and images copyright 1998 by Bruce Marshall. All rights reserved.

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