Union Infantry Officers Uniforms and Equipment

Regulations concerning officers' uniforms allowed considerable latitude and therefore articles of uniform, accoutrements and accessories depended as much on the individual officer's taste and financial resources as on military requirements. Further differences arose because, while Regular Army officers were issued with many regulation articles of uniform and equipment, the volunteer officer was left to his own resources. There were, however, several regulations that were observed with some consistency by everyone, one of them being that the insignia for the infantry was the curled horn, and the I branch color was blue.

In this spread the known owners I

were: First Lt. John A. Beall, 94th I

Ohio Infantry (1, 22); Colonel I

Clarence C. Buell, 169th New York li

Infantry (19); Capt. Charles Burton I

Col. Charles P. Herring, 118th I

Pennsylvania Infantry (8, 11, 18, 25, I

27); Lt. Col. Thomas Scott Martin (7); 1 Major E C. Pierce (9).

1 Officer's slouch hat

2 and 3 Officer's slouch hat, insignia of 24th Michigan Infantry

1 Officer's slouch hat

2 and 3 Officer's slouch hat, insignia of 24th Michigan Infantry

24th Michigan
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Captain's insignia Officer's cotton shirt

Housewife (sewing kit) Forage cap Forage cap Forage cap Smoking Pipe Insignia for lieutenant-colonel Forage cap Slouch hat Model 1850 foot officer's sword, leather-covered scabbard Frock coat Vest

Telescope Short jacket

Frock coat; note colonel's insignia Sword belt Leather haversack

22 Trousers, worn with item 15

23 Brass spurs

24 Private purchase shoes

25 Sash

26 Model 1850 foot officer's sword; plain metal scabbard

27 Trousers, worn with item 18

28 Buff gauntlets

29 Brass stencil

30 Officer's sash

Officer Leather Haversack

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