Re: [TalkAntietam] Red Pants - was Unfurl Those Colors - new Antietam book
Appreciate the correction. When did the "Zouaves
d'Afrique" evolve into the 114th PA? From what I read,
it looks to be sometime between Antietam &
--- Thomas Clemens <clemenst@...> wrote:
> Technically, Collis' Zouaves d'Afrique were only a____________________________________________________________________________________
> handful of enlisted men, no officers present,
> attached to the 2nd MA Inf. They were not the 114th
> PA at the time of the battle of Antietam. A few red
> pants, but not the 114th PA.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
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Company B of the 1st Delaware was also a Zouave unit. And somewhere between Gettysburg & the Wilderness, IIRC, the regiment joined the Gibraltar brigade.
Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
I was surprised to read, in Unfurl, that the men of Company A, the
right company of the 1st Delaware, the right-most regiment of Weber's
Brigade at the Sunken Road, were wearing their red Zouave pants, and
some attributed their high losses to this fact.
Who else were wearing red pants at Antietam?
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