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The MILITARY COSTUME OF TURKEY.

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS McLEAN JANUARY 1, 1813
From drawings by Octavien Dalvimart (d'Alvimart), engraved by F.H. Clark


PLATE XXIV.

OFFICER OF EUROPEAN INFANTRY.


Officer of European Infantry from the NYPL


In the year 1796, the Turkish military force was improved, by a levy of twelve thousand men, who were armed and instructed in a manual exercise and field movements, on the principles of those adopted in Great Britain. It seems to have been the intention to detach them as much as possible from the Janizaries, on whose mutinies they would act as a check, since it was resolved they should belong nominally to the corps of Bostangis; at home, they wear the large red cap, which distinguishes that body; but on service, they wear a lighter one, as being better suited to field duty.

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