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Hat worn by Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton at the Battle of Vitoria, 1813 (c)

Picton wore this hat when suffering an inflammation of the eyes while commanding the 3rd Division at Vitoria. A tough, plain-speaking and eccentric Welshman, Picton was clearly not averse to flouting regulation dress during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). He wore a nightcap at the Battle of Busaco (1810), and was often seen with a stick or umbrella on the battlefield.

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NAM. 1963-09-285-1


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National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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