Trimmed in yellow, the cavalry branch color, the wool/cotton uniform provides degrees of warmth, as well as coolness. While in camp or garrison, the sack coat and muslin shirts are the common attire.
The trousers are kersey blue in color and reinforced in the seat to prolong wear. The wider the yellow stripe, the higher the enlisted rank. Officer's trousers have only an 1/8 inch welt of yellow cord down the outside seam.
Headgear includes a forage cap, which was copied from a style popular in the French Army. Enlisted men occasionally wear slouch hats or campaign hats, but do not have yellow hat cords. The boots worn by the soldiers are black knee-high riding boots.