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Illustrations of uniforms worn by Union and Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.

During the years 1860-1865 there were three distinct types of uniform in use by the American armed forces. Styles used were traditional similar to those used in the Napoleonic wars, a regimental dress such as used during the War of Independence and a specialist dress similar to those worn by Lancers and Hussars or an ethnic dress such as Kilts[1] With shortages in 1861 the federal government issued a regulation pattern uniform for all state regiments.[2]

Confederacy[edit | edit source]

At the onset of the war the Confederate army uniforms were highly varied as the majority were made at home. Between 1861-1862 the quartermaster department issued some uniforms but there were severe shortages.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Katcher pp3
  2. Spencer pp14
  3. Taschek pp26

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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