Confederate Cavalry Officers Uniforms and Equipment

The branch-of-service color in the Confederate cavalry was yellow, as in the old Federal cavalry, and also the same as its Federal counterpart during the Civil War. The same branch-of-service insignia, the crossed sabers, was also utilized. There was a striking similarity in uniforms between the two sides, except for the color and the rank device, especially the elaborate gold braiding on the sleeves, as seen on the frock coats (3) and (5).

1 Uniform trousers of Capt. W. H. Cleaver, Steele's Texas Regiment.

2 Cleaver's frock coat

3 Frock coat of Maj. James B. Ferguson

4 Militia pattern hat, 6th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry

5 Captain's frock coat of Lt. Col. R. Randolph; killed May 1864

6 Randolph's trousers

7 Sword of Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton

8 1851 Federal saber belt 9-10 Officers'

Confederate Cavalry Captain UniformCsa Cavalry Officer UniformsWade Hampton Saddle

maroon silk sashes

Belt with Virginia plate belonging to Col. Oliver R. Funsten Model 1851 Federal sword-belt and plate of Lt. Benjamin M. Parnham

Parnham's holster

Officer's silk sash

Saber of Maj. Heros von Borke, member of J. E. B. Stuart's staff

Jacket of Capt. W. H. Cleaver

Folding dagger owned by Col. John

S. Mosby

18 Saber made by Boyle, Gamble and Macfee

19 Spurs of Capt. William I. Rasin

20 Haversack of Capt. J. Hobson

21 Hobson's tin canteen

22 Hobson's revolver saddle holsters

23 Havelock of Lt. Richard L. Dobie

24 Havelock of Lewis H. Stern

John Singleton Mosby Holster

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