A Private of the 13th Light Dragoons, 1812
Aquatint by J C Stadler after Charles Hamilton Smith, 1812.
The British Army had light dragoons, used for scouting, skirmishing and reconnaissance duties, and dragoon guards, who fulfilled a heavy cavalry role by delivering shock action on the battlefield.
From Charles Hamilton Smith's 'Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations 1812', published by Colnaghi and Company, 1812-1815.
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