British Commanders: War Of 1812
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1972-26-639
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2
For data on British and American commanders in the War of 1812, see The War with the United States, by William Wood, in the Chronicles of Canada Series, and Select Documents of the War of 1812, by the same author, in the Champlain Society publications.
Observe the high collars, reaching to the ears, worn by superior officers, especially Americans, and the cocked hats, worn broadside. Also note that the faces were clean shaven, except for a very small crescent-shaped side whisker. British officers wore the traditional scarlet coat, with a crimson sash around the waist and knotted at the left. American officers' uniforms were dark blue, and lacked the sash.
- Jefferys, Charles W. (1945) The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2, p.171