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'
maroon silk sashes
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
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
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