Thursday, 8 July 2010

Rifle Brigade in 1853

litho. pl. by Vincent Brooks after Alken. The weapons they have in this image look shorter than the rifle carried in the photo below - or perhaps they are officers' weapons.

1 comment:

  1. The Rifles in the image above are the Brunswick Rifle. Sometimes Rifles look shorter in sketches so it is difficult to tell, but you can be sure they are Brunswick's by looking at the bayonet types. The Rifle Brigade got issued the Minie Rifle just before they shipped out to the Crimea. Great site!