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Martin E Cross
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Victorian Artillery Uniform

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I am currently researching uniforms for artillery of the Victorian era.
Basically from the Crimean to the mid 1890's when Britain finally stopped using muzzle loading Artillery.
(takes us through to the khaki era)
I have found the Osprey book covering that period have SOME info, plus a couple of 'General' uniform books.
Anybody out there know of a good source of information as I keep getting dead ends unless I go backwards to NA which is too early for my plans.

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Reason: title amended to clarify post type (costume not weaponry help)

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cant help you much but you may want to post this in the relevant dated forum section as well to get more exposure

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Martin E Cross wrote:I am currently researching uniforms for artillery of the Victorian era.
Basically from the Crimean to the mid 1890's when Britain finally stopped using muzzle loading Artillery.
(takes us through to the khaki era)
I have found the Osprey book covering that period have SOME info, plus a couple of 'General' uniform books.
Anybody out there know of a good source of information as I keep getting dead ends unless I go backwards to NA which is too early for my plans.

Cheers

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martin drop me aline with your requirements and I'll pull somethign together
There’s a country in Europe where they treat their ex soldiers with pride no waits for medical treatment after injuries received during service, no amensia from the government. Cant for the life of me recall where it is but I know exactly where it is not.

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Probably out of print now, but Norman Litchfield and Ray Westlake did 2 volumes on Volunteer and Militia Artillery uniforms 1850 to 1910, which illustrates practically every item worn through that period. Applicable to regular units in most cases.

Dress Regs (46, 57, 74,83,91will give you all the officer's uniforms and Pierre Turner and Arm's and Equpment of the British Army 1866 detail most of the leatherwork etc.

Wilkinson- Latham's book on Crimean Artillery (Crimean Uniforms Vol 2) details that period.

Macdonald (History of the Dress of the RRA) gives usefull notes on when changes where introduced.

Kipling & King Vol 1 for the badges.

Those should be all the basic refences to start from.
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<MODERATOR> Moved to period specific 1810-1900 where it will get more attention


- and then moved back again when I could read without interruption and realised I'd got it wrong . You might want to add 'uniform' to your title
Is it 'coz I is middewl clarse, aih?

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Thanks folks.

Was not sure which would be best - COSTUMES or PERIOD.

Neibelungen - looking at your suggestions .. :thumbup: .... Amazon & Ebay here I come

Nigel - PM'd U with my ramblings

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sometimes it is best to do both or a post in one place with a link posted in the other.
( you will find the mods here quite helpfull sometimes, dont know what they are like in your other place )

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