The typical field uniform for a sergeant in the United States Army. His smart coat is in regulation blue, the only decoration being white piping on the cuffs, while his sergeant's chevrons are carried on both arms in the same color. The leather belt has a buckle carrying the Federal coat-of-arms, with a pouch for carrying percussion caps on the left. Not visible in this picture is the bayonet in its scabbard, which is on the right. The leather shoulder straps and cross straps support his knapsack, which is also made of leather. Most eyecatching is the white woven strap for his canvas-covered canteen.
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