An Assortment Of Uniforms

Clothing was a problem for both armies at Bull Run. Many volunteers showed up to fight dressed in uniforms that neither side recognized. Some Northerners wore gray uniforms. Some Southerners wore blue uniforms. Others, such as men who joined Zouave regiments, wore gaudy outfits. The Zouaves took their name and flamboyant clothing from French regiments that, in turn, had modeled their uniforms on the clothes of fighters of the Zouava tribe of Algeria in Africa. The lack of standard military dress created deadly confusion on the battlefield.

Union volunteer of the 7th New York Regiment

Garibaldi Guard member in an Italian army hat

New York volunteer of the Fire Zouave Regiment

Legging

Newspaper artist

A limber, a field artillery ammunition chest

Garibaldi Guard American Civil War
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One of many who fought in shirtsleeves

Irish flag of the 69 th New York

Havelock, a covering worn as protection from the sun

National flag of the Confederacy

One of many who fought in shirtsleeves

Irish flag of the 69 th New York

Havelock, a covering worn as protection from the sun

National flag of the Confederacy

Irish Flag

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