The Bloody Wilderness

American Civil War Louisiana Uniform

During 1863 and 1864 three Union regiments who had previously been clad in regulation army dress were issued Zouave uniforms as a reward for their proficiency at drill and to maintain the proud Zouave legacy. The delighted recipients of these fancy new uniforms were the 146th New ork who received their Zouave dress in June 1863, followed by the 14 tli New York and the 155th Pennsylvania, who were issued with Zouave uniforms early in 1864. These three Zouave regiments formed half of a brigade...

Louisiana Zouave Uniform

Louisiana Zouave Uniform

Storming the heights of the Alma, charging gallantly at Inkerman and scrambling up the Ylalakoff at Sebastopol during the Crimean War, the elite Zouaves of the French Army became the subject ol many heroic paintings and illustrations. Across Kurope and America their daring reputation caught the imagination. Queen Victoria even had one of her colonial regiments, the West India Regiment, wear Zouave dress. General George 15. YlcClellan, who as a captain had been an American observer in the...