Feather Bonnet: peaked, felted bonnet, dark blue with
red, white and green dicing and a white pompom on top and 6 ostrich
feathers. On the left side a black cocarde with a sphinx, a grenade
and a white feather hackle (for grenadiers).
Fatigue Jacket: it is uncertaint if the
fatigue jacket was plain white wool or had yellow facings and
Greatcoat: grey wool coat, half lined, with a small
Shoes: black leather shoes, rough side out, with brass
buckles and equal lasts.
Weapon: Brown Bess flintlock musket and
Crossbelts: white buff leather belts worn across the
shoulders. Left shoulder; cartridge box, black which holds 30 shot
and additional flints. Right shoulder, bayonet belt incl. scabbard
and bayonet closed on the chest with the crossbelt plate which links
both belts. The breastplate is engraved with a thistle, the
regimental number and “Gordon Highlanders”.
Knapsack, till 1808 made from waxed canvass with a
yellow front, after that blackened with tar. Haversack, white
linnen, blue canteen with a leather strap. Messtin and cover. Wooden
spoon, pipeclay to whiten the crossbelts, black ball (a mixture of
sutt and grease) to blacken the cartridge box and shoes. Backup shoe
and shirt, wool fingerless mittens. Perhaps tobacco, pipe and some
playing cards and any other personal