By Gordon Davis
24 strange prints performed by way of the overdue Dallas artist Gordon Davis in the course of a 10 12 months interval from 1966 to 1976. initially commissioned via Bob Cowan of the Militaria store in Dallas. those have by no means earlier than been reproduced as prints. 17 overlaying Union troops and seven accomplice troops.
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He served in Mesopotamia in 1917, becoming Assistant Provost Marshal of Baghdad. As E1 he is depicted as a lieutenant APM in the khaki drill uniform worn in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). 455 in. pistol, APM brassard. breeches. leggings and spurs. 81 E2 is a sergeant-major of the MMP, 1915. Uniformed completely in service dress, he wears his 'British warm' greatcoat. Note his brassard, badges of rank, pistol and drawn 1908-pattern cavalry sword. His mount carries the standard 1912-pattern saddle and 1902-pattern bridle.
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