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The Yorshire Hussars

Carte-de-Visite, studio J.Groves in Davygate and York.
RSM Samuel Jackson, 1862.

This Carte de Visite offers the advantage of being signed and dated.

We know from "An alphabetical list of the officers of the Yorkshire hussars, from the formation of the Regiment to the present Time", by Henry Stooks Smith (London, 1853), that Regimental Serjeant-Major Samuel Jackson, from Ripon, was attached to C Troop (Ripon), and that he was "late of the 5th Dragoon Guards" and had the "Good Conduct Medal".

His rank Stripes and Badge barely show on that view, but they can be guessed top of the knot on his right sleeve.

This photograph predates by two years the addition of the Prince of Wales's feather badge on the Busby, thus only displaying the White Rose of York.

It is interesting to note that the RSM's dolman features the Officers' tracing pattern above the cuffs' Austrian Knots.