Regarding the colours of officer's pants. A hand coloured image, identified as depicting Lt. Col. A. G. Coppens and his brother, exists. The trousers worn by both men are coloured in bright red. A broad seam stripe is visible on one man's trousers. This has been tinted blue. The individual, identified as A. G. Coppens, wears a uniform that is, as far as I can tell, identical to that worn by the officers of Coppens' Battalion. The crown of his cap has been tinted red and the band a sky blue.
By contrast the other officer's uniform is quite casual. He wears a zouave cap with a tassel that appears to have been coloured yellow. He wears an open jacket with collar ,the sleeves of which are straighter in cut. It is the same shade as the other man's coat. No buttons or trim are obvious apart from Austrian knots on the sleeves. The jacket is worn over a checked shirt. He wears calf length boots.
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