Cavalry Uniform Design Drawn by Ramón Murillo, August 26, 1804
Mounted forces stationed along the northern frontier of New Spain were known as “leather-jacket” soldiers because of the multi-layered leather coats they wore instead of armour.
Manuscript, gouache in colors, paper.
Credit: Sevilla. Archivo General de Indias. MP-Uniformes, 81.
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