Confederate Musicians Equipment

As in any civil war, the two sides in this conflict shared a common musical heritage and they enjoyed basically the same music of prewar origin, although some new music was written during the conflict. Most Southern instruments were of either prewar manufacture or imported, although there was a major manufacture of drums in Richmond. As battle began, the men of the Confederacy would march to the guns, flags flying and band playing to boost their morale and heighten their patriotic fervor.

1 Typical example of Confederate First National Pattern Flag as carried by Army bands

2 Typical style of forage cap as worn by musicians of the Confederate Army

3 Bugle with attachment points for carrying strap

4 Snare drum, complete with carry strap and drum sticks

5 Snare drum and drum sticks

6 Typical design of frock coat as worn by Confederate musicians

7 Clarinet as used by Confederate Army bands

8 Alternative type of bugle used by

Bugle Confederate
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Confederate Officer Insignia

armies of the Confederacy Alternative type of bugle used by armies of the Confederacy Small horn insignia as worn by some Confederate musicians

11 Militia waist belt, complete with metal beltplate

12-14 Various types of fife as used by Confederate Army bands

Equipment For Confederate Soldiers

Confederate General Officers' Uniforms and Equipment

Confederate Uniforms

There are several major differences between the uniforms and insignia of Union and Confederate general officers, besides basic color. The first is that the Confederate general officer's rank is indicated by collar insignia and very elaborate sleeve braid, rather than the shoulder straps of his Federal counterpart. The second is that there is only one badge of rank for all Southern generals: three stars, with the center star usually, but by no means always, larger than the other two. This

Confederate system was a major deviation from the Old Army regulations in form, yet both armed forces still recognized the star insignia and the buff sash as indicative of a general officer.

1 Frock coat of Brig. Gen. Paul Semmes

2 Frock coat of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler

3 Frock coat of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood

4 Frock coat of Maj. Gen. Frank Gardner

5 Frock coat of Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner

6 Frock coat of Brig. Gen. George Wythe

Randolph, Secretary of War, C.S.A.

7 General's silk sash

8 Forage cap of Brig. Gen. Paul Semmes

9 Epaulettes of Maj. Gen.Joseph Wheeler

I 10 Sword-belt of Lt. I Gen. John Bell Hood

11 Silk sash of Lt. I Gen. John Bell Hood

12 Forage cap

13 General's silk sash I 14 Epaulettes of Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey, died 1863

I 15 Forage cap of Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder

16 Silk sash of Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder

17 Le Mat revolver

18 Field glass of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston

19 Savage Navy revolver of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler

20 Saber from Paris of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood

21 Sword of Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett

22 Saber of Maj. Gen. Matthew C. Butler

23 Sword of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood

24 Colt 1860 Army of Gen. J. E. Johnston

25 Spurs of Gen. J. E. Johnston

26 Le Mat 1st Model revolver of Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard

27 Sash of Gen. J. E. Johnston

Matt Revolver

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