The basic uniform worn by members of "La Compania" is that of a Mexican Fusilero circa 1835-1836. Mexican Uniforms of this time period represented a high point of military fashion. Styled after European designs, the standard uniform of El Soldado is best represented in a single breasted blue coatee, red facings, white narrow fall trousers and black leather shako. Based on primary sources, each part of our impression is linked back to an original source. Working with some of the finest tailors in this area, La Compania has created visually the finest representation of the Mexican soldier as he appeared. For new members we encourage you to buy nothing at first, but rather work with our Unit leadership team to guide in where, and how to spend your money.
The line troops of the Mexican Army, the Fusileros represented the majority of Mexican Soldados. Each Battalion consisted of 6 companies of these troops.
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Below are a series of files and articles to help guide your understanding of the Soldado Impression. If you are interested in purchasing a coatee kit, please contact us so we can put you in touch with the appropriate tailors.
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|Green, Michael Robert. "El Soldado Mexicano, 1835-1836." Military History of Texas and the S.West|
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|Green, Michael Robert. "Active Batallon de Tres Villas, Feb-April,1836".|
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|Dimmick, Gregg. "A Campsite of the retreating Mexican Army" HOUSTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT NO. 13, 1998|
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