Burma, 1842 - "In a humid and disease ridden environment British troops - such as these Light Company men of the 38th Foot - fought in uniforms which were no different from the summer review order of England. Rangoon became "one vast hospital ... it was as gloomy a scene as could be conceived, to see our soldiers crawling about on all sides, in their hospital clothing, ghastly as ghosts." In the collection of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords)" Art by Rob Chapman
Erhard Schön - Büchsenmyester (Busmeester) - circa 1530 A regiment lansquenets consisted mainly of foot soldiers, but had also an artillery unit. Busmeesters like this 'Jörg Püchsenmeyster' were responsible for the gun. Because of their specific knowledge and skills they enjoyed many privileges. This sheet is very nicely colored. The clothes are even gold find. Heightened
BRITISH ARMY - Soldier, 10th Royal Veteran Battalion, circa 1812 The Royal Veteran Battalions were units of garrison troops, made up of older soldiers still able to stand guard and give other useful service. The 10th Battalion was raised in 1806 for service in Canada. Although not intended to serve in the field, the veterans were the only regular troops at Fort St. Joseph at the start of the War of 1812, and were part of the British surprise attack that captured the American Fort Mackinac.