Dragoon Soldier-Tools of the Trade
The tools in this case are the uniform components and the accouterments of the dragoon soldier. Immediately below is a picture of a soldier in the dress uniform of the soldier, further down is a soldier dressed in the fatigue uniform. The dress uniform would have been worn for formal military occasions, such as guard duty and dress parade. The fatigue uniform was the work uniform of the soldiers.
Dress uniform components shown here consist of:
Fatigue uniform components shown here consist of
Did You Know?
Captain Thomas Swords, the quartermaster in charge of building Fort Scott, said that the other officers were of no assistance in planning and designing the fort and that "none of them can draw a straight line even with the assistance of a ruler".