Thanks for all the great discussion on this. My reenactment unit and I
plan to participate in the reenactment of the march of Hill's Light
Division on Sept. 7 and I just wanted to portray his men's attire as
closely as possible.
On 6/28/2012 9:14 AM, DPowell334@... wrote:
> The trowsers were all part of the new uniform issue that most
> regiments in
> the two divisions received in late August or early September, just before
> the move. There are numerous references to those issues in the letters
> diaries of Kershaw's Benning's, Robertson's, and other troops.
> Dave Powell
> In a message dated 6/28/2012 7:04:03 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> gerry1952@... <mailto:gerry1952%40verizon.net> writes:
> When it went to Chickamauga, the two divisions of Longstreet's Corps that
> went west were all outfitted with kersey blue trowsers according to
> research Don Troiani did for one of his paintings. The trowsers may
> have been
> appropriated from dead Yankees.
> Hope this helps!
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