Indiana

Elmer Ellsworth's UK Zouave Cadets, raised in Chicago in 1H59, started the ronave crtt e in the USA here, however. Ellsworth wears the tfifit uniform of his New York Fire Zouaves, the nth New York State Militia, with its dark blue frock com and scarlet k pi and trousers. Ellsworth took the Zouave Cadets un lour in i860, but subsequently disbanded the unit and joined Abraham Lincoln's law firm in Illinois thereafter. He retained his military interests, however, being directly responsible for...

Ohio

Cleveland Grays Formed in lii j as the Cleveland City Guards, ihcy changed their name 10 the Grays on adopting their uniform a year later. The unit served for three months' active Federal service as Co.E, tst Ohio Infantry in ifltii. Later, members joined both the 84th and 1501 1 Ohio Tti sand N VSM adopted I hi 4 French chasseur uniform in 1863. The shakos had white plume 1 undress kepis are worn here the coat were dark hlue with light bine trim ,ind white epaulettes with light blue crescents...

New Hampshire

Amoskcag Veterans Organised in Manchester in 1854, the unit sent individual members into different active state units during the ivil War. I'he unit was dressed in copies of uniforms from the War of Independence black incomes, dark blue regimental coats with white facings and white waistcoats and breeches. A scrneof New Jersey militia ill 1861. with the enlisted men in standard militia dress while the silting officer apparently wears zDutvf dress. Co.H md Regi. foot Militia of New Jersey were...

Connecticut

New Haven Grays

First Company, Governor's Horse Guards Formed iu the i8lh century and not part ol the regular state militia system, this unit was based in Hartford. Members joined a number of active Union army units. Its uniforms included black liearskin busbies dark blue coaices trimmed with Pulaski Artillery I mined in Little Rock and also This mrmbfr of hi Mobile gt Alabama Cadr wan Ihnr irty and black dress coal , with while numnipr trousers, and hold a rry and black copy of the Mi 851 US Amy shako. For...

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Washington Artillery

Alexandria Riflemen Formed in Alexandria in 18513, die 011 ii spent die war as Co.A, 1 71 1 Virginia Infantry. lis dress caps were green with a green pompon and a brass Virginia coat of arms within a wreath cap badge. The frock coats were green with epaulettes and trousers were a matching green. Company F Formed in Richmond nearly 1859as Co.F. ist Virginia Regiment, the unit's Civil W ar service was as Co.F. uisi Virginia Infantry. The uniform included cadet grey kepis with the brass company...

New York

New York Guard Dress Uniform

This field grade officer wears the uniform of the 2nd NYSM, a New York City unit which was known as both the State Grenadiers and the State Guard, The unit saw three months' active Union army service in 1861 thereafter it formed the nucleus of the 84th New York Infantry, The uniform includes a dark blue k pi with a white hand and the gilt number in front a dark blue frock coat with sky blue shoulder straps of rank edged in gold and mazarine blue trousers with a white stripe. This officer wears...

The Plates

Military Gaiters 1700

Note Cross references to MA A 190 refer to the author's Men-at-Arms 190, Amerkan Civil 11 at Armies 4 Shite Troops, a necessary com panion to this volume. Formed in Boston in 183b, the National Lancers formed Co.A, tst Bn., Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Cavalry. Many of its members joined the tst Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Rcgt., which was formed in Septeml gt er 1861, and served boih in Florida and South Carolina and with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. The unit's lineal...

North Carolina

Confederate Chasseur Cap

Serving as o.C. 141b North Carolina Infantry during the Civil W ar, ibis unit's original uniform included red shirts and w hite linen trousers. Cabarrus Guards This unit's Confederate service was as Co.A, 10th North Carolina Infantry. Dress caps were lopped with a red, while, and blue plume coats were dark bine with white lace trim and trousers were light blue with a white stripe, Duphin Rifles The unit was first designated Co.C, jikI North Carolina Infantry, when volunteering in...

Colours and Standards

Civil War Marine Corps Crossbelt Plate

Regimental colours are another vast subject which we can only glance at here. From ibiii all infantry regiments had a white colonel's colour, which was the French equivalent of the British King's Colours'. The drapeaux d'ordonnance were the regimental colours there were twit in the first battalion, three in the other battalions, so thai there were always three colours per battalion. Dimensions were about 2.1m to 2.25m square. The Hags were fixed with gill nails to a fairly short staff, which...

Pennsylvania

Lafayette Artillery

Allen Infantry Formed 11 A He mow 11, this unit was one of the tirst 10 volunteer for three months' service on the outbreak of war, gaining the nickname of the 'First Defenders1. It became Co.G. 25th Pennsylvania Infantry, 1 heir uniform, adopted in i8 h gt , was described as being of gra cloth, with black and gold bullion trimmings. The frock coats had standing collars, trimmed around the edges with gold, which was also used to form a loop at the upper front edge of each collar front. Gold...

Wisconsin

Governor's Guards Formed in Madison, the State capital, the unit served in early t86t tor three months in the Union army as Co.K, ist Wisconsin Infantry. Their uniform was essentially that of the US Army, save that their officers' trousers had a Saxony blue stripe ti in. wide edged w i111 narrow gold lace. Moreover, their M1851 shakos had leather tops, the state coat of arms under a Saxony blue upon, and a standard militia cap badge exactly as worn by the Richmond Grays with the number t8' in...

The IHunteers of 186065

Shoulder Scale Frock Coat

Before the Civil War the United States had a flourishing network of uniformed volnnicer militia units in addition to the common militia, which was made up of virtually the whole male population. L niformed volunteer units were raised by individuals, usually from an area's social elite who had enough spare money and time to spend on such enthusiasms. The voted on their unit designation, their oflicers and non-commissioned officers, their unit rules, and tlieir uniform. A unit could apply to its...

Louisiana

Gaiters Philadelphia Brigade

Black Jaegers Formed Ijy Germans in the state, the unit's first Con fed crate service was as Co.A. 2snd Louisiana Infantry, and later as Co. A. Jist Louisiana Infantry. I he unit wore all jet-black kepis, shell jackets and trousers. Chasseurs a pied do la Loutsianc Formed Ln t B, the unit saw Cottiederatc service as the 7 th Bti Louisiana Infantry, foreign Brigade. Louisiana Legion. t was to have been dressed in dark blue chasseur uniforms, but these clothes were never issued. Instead, the unit...

Massachusetts

Lawrence Light Guard

Boston Light Artillery The battery volunteered immediately liir federal service on the outbreak ol the war in tfiGi, serving as Capt. Asa Cook's Independent Battery for three months. After being mustered out, most battery members volunteered for three years service, serving as the 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery. The uniform included dark blue shakos with red pompons and a brass rap badge with the letter A on a red background. The double-breasted grey frock coat-had red standing...

District of Columbia

Dress Blues With Jackboots

Potomac Light Infantry Formed in 1R38 in Georgetown, a small tow n west of Washington City die Potomac Light Infantry was at company strength in 1861. It went on active Federal servic Ibr three months in iltbi, when it was armed with a plethora of weapons ranging from converted flintlocks io M1855 rilled muskets. The uniti uniform was a plain dark blue frock coat with white fringed epaulettes dark blue trousers a French-style dark blue kepi with a white band around 1 he bottom and white piping...