elite civil war uniforms?
- My husband and I may be going to a civil war ball, and although I
could make a traditional uniform, I was curious about the elite or
different units. The Costume maniefesto has some information about
Zouaves, are there any other uniforms for specialized units. I think
the Rifle units had the green uniforms. Anything else?
- The "Tree Frogs" also known as the sharp shooters had
green uniforms with black rubber buttons on them.
However this was not considered a specialty unit, as
it was regular Army.
Some of the hometown regiments that were recruited by
the town had really neat variations of the zouave
Uniforms fell into two catagories, one was regular
army, the other was the zouave type uniform.
There was a great many "elite" units out there, one of
which is the infamous Iron brigade, who wore regular
issue army uniforms. However if your looking for a
uniform that is decked to the nines, look towards the
NY & PA hometown regiments, or towards the areas that
had concentrated amounts of people and money that
could afford to recruit and send their own regimant.
--- "hobbitt_c <candi@...>"
> My husband and I may be going to a civil war ball,__________________________________________________
> and although I
> could make a traditional uniform, I was curious
> about the elite or
> different units. The Costume maniefesto has some
> information about
> Zouaves, are there any other uniforms for
> specialized units. I think
> the Rifle units had the green uniforms. Anything
> Candi Cabaniss
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