A REVIEW of the history of uniform dress strikingly illustrates that it has been one of the most neglected features of military preparation and organization. In the selection of armament, an economical ration, and an organization, and in formulating tactical and strategical principles, military and naval leaders have been "estimating the situation," especially in the last century and a half; thus, they have foreseen conditions of "the next war" with the result that they were essentially prepared for prevailing new features and conditions-except as to the uniform.
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