Army Lists

Military Head Dress

  Officer's full dress shako 1831-46
  Officer's full dress shako 1831-46
Headwear is one of the defining items of military clothing. The colour signifies which part of the army a soldier belongs to, and the headwear carries the Corps or Regimental badge. Information on Military Head Dress on this site includes, but is not limited to:

Busby - a military head-dress made of fur, worn by Hungarian hussars.

Shako - a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually peaked, sometimes tapered at the top. It is usually adorned with some kind of ornamental plate or badge on the front, metallic or otherwise, and often has a feather, plume, or pompon attached at the top.

Bearskins - a tall fur cap worn as part of the ceremonial uniform of several regiments in the British Army (most notably the five regiments of Foot Guards)

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1750 - 1810 | 1811 - 1830 | 1831 - 1852 | 1855 - 1869 | 1870 - 1904