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Sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine of Canada, 1701-1716

Caption: Sergeant of the Compagnies franches de la Marine of Canada, 1701-1716

This man wears a grey-white uniform with a red lining and red stockings (particular to sergeants of the Compagnies franches de la Marine at this time). The silver lace on his cuffs is also a distinguishing mark of a sergeant. He carries a halbard, the distinctive weapon of sergeants in European armies. Reconstruction by Michel Pétard.