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Linen Postcard. Battalion Soldier, 31st Regiment
Linen Postcard. Battalion Soldier, 31st Regiment

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(000254) Linen Postcard. Battalion Soldier, 31st Regiment. Chicago, IL: Curt Teich & Co., Excellent. Unused. Picture signed by A.R. Cattley. Printed on back: Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Printed on back: Originally raised as Colonel George Villier's Regiment of Marines in 1702. Nicknamed 'The Young Bulls' from King George II mistaking it for the 3rd Regiment, 'Buffs' at the battle of Dettingen, June, 1743. Depicted is a Battalion Private (Full Marching Order). Winter dress, long dark brown cloth gaiters with white tops. Buff facings, waistcoats, breeches, and belts. Regimental lace white with blue and yellow worm, and small red stripe. No overcoats were worn in Winter with heavy underclothes and mittens and the grey blanket (shown on the back) was worn around the body on Guard duty (Soldiers)




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