M1885 & M1887 Enlisted Mounted
In 1885, the Army Uniform board
made some slight changes to the 1872 dress coats. These included changing
the collar to be entirely solid branch of service color and the belt loops
were dropped. Also, the special trim design in the back of the skirt has
The 1885 Cavalry dress coat is the
same except the trim color is yellow. The 1872 lighter yellow trim color
is used until 1887 when the darker shade was adopted.
In 1885, new Chevrons for the Dress
Coats were adopted by the Army uniform board. They were 1/2" gold lace
on a branch of service wool backer, as seen in the photo at the left. Patterned
from original specifications.
Light Artillery - Red Trim.
1885 Cavalry - Lemon Yellow Trim.
1887 Cavalry - Dark Yellow Trim.
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