I'm watching The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (currently on S01E07) and I've noticed that his pants have a yellow stripe down them. According to what I know, American calvary soldiers during and after the Civil War wore pants with a yellow stripe down them exactly like Lord Bowler's. I also know there were African American cavalry soldiers during the time period, so this seems very plausible to me, but I couldn't find anything online nor have I seen anything during the series to confirm this. Any evidence other than his pants to support this? I imagine there are plenty of other explanations to explain this besides him behing a former cavalry soldier.
Here's a snap shot revealing the yellow stripe on his pants.