|This photograph seems to have been taken by a travelling photographer as it appears to have been snapped in a
The photograph depicts a United States Cavalry trooper from around the time of the Spanish American War, c.
1898. He is armed with a prominently displayed saber which is secured to his right hand by a regulation black
leather sword knot. Barley visible on his right hip is the butt of his service revolver. This side arm would most likely
be a .38 caliber Colt revolver but it could also be the earlier and much more famous .45 caliber Colt Single Action
Army. Around his waist is a dark blue single banked Mills web cartridge belt.
His mount is saddled with a 1885 pattern McClellan Saddle and bears a what appears to be a U.S. Krag Carbine in
the saddle scabbard.
Unfortunately the photograph lacks the clarity to determine this trooper's regimental affiliation.