These horse soldiers were stripped clean. All of the uniform could be put to some purpose. The tattered blue coat over this poor soldiers body was put there for modesty"s sake. Can you imagine the horror of the scene as these soldiers were discovered by their comrades in arms? Some men wouldn't mind if their tool was left standing and obvious, but, sad to say, that too was spirited away. Maybe it's good for soup stock or magic potions. After all, what good is a soldier without his weapon?