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  1. Kirk Womack

    Uniform Identification

    I need some help in identifying this young man's uniform. He's obviously a corporal, but what branch of service is he in, and is it during the war, or after? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
  2. J

    What is this? Is this a Civil War era uniform or later?

    Would really appreciate if someone could help me with an approximate date for this uniform. By the cover insignia can we identify the regiment and company? Thank you. JW
  3. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Virginia Milita Uniform 1861

    Here is an unidentified fellow who served with the Virginia State Milita wearing a regulation frockcoat. (I think he may have been an officer but I'm not sure correct me if I'm wrong) What would the enlisted men of the Virginia Milita have worn? Frockcoats or shell jackets? Can someone...
  4. M

    His uniform "fitted him like skin on a sausage."

    How tight were Ciivl War uniforms? Captain Theodore Allen of the 7th Ohio Calvary wrote "We did not line the style of Captain Myles Keogh, there was altogether too much style. He was a handsome a young man as I ever saw. His uniform was spotless and fitted him like the skin on a sausage."...
  5. M

    Post War Pelouze Cadet uniform.

    Am am working on a project and would like to discuss this uniform worn by the Detroit Public School Pelouze Cadets Program in the 1870s. I will probably be taking a trip to Detroit to look as the original photograph, but before I do I want a better understanding of what I am going to see. So...
  6. Saris

    1st Texas Infantry Uniform info

    Does anybody know what the 1st Texas Infantry wore for their uniform for 1863 or 1864? If not, do yall know places I could possibly find information pertaining to their uniform they wore during those years? Thanks!
  7. relicKING

    Need some help from the uniform and or weapon gurus

    I recently acquired this amazing photograph and am trying to place a definitive date to it if possible. Anyone recognize anything in particular? Thanks!
  8. Ferd454231

    Uniform maintenance

    Question for all uniform collectors/conservators. I have a really nice artillery shell jacket. The only problem is some of the buttons have become detached. So my question is, what is the best way to re-attach said buttons? Is this some simple button sewing job or do I need period thread...
  9. Johnny_Reb_1865

    Uniforms Interesting Frockcoat Confederate?

    Saw this very interesting ambrotype for sale on Etsy for 7K. Does anyone recognize the coat this guy is wearing...
  10. M

    Uniforms How many feet of shelf space for Confederate uniform books?

    If I stacked all the books I own, which in some why, covered Confederate uniforms, that stack could be 8 or 9 feet high.But what if I ever wanted to cut down on the number of books I have. How high would be a stack of essential books on Confederate uniforms? This of course would depend on what...
  11. N

    Uniforms Question about this uniform

    I am not too educated in uniforms, so I was wondering if you guys could help me out? I have been trying to identify a soldier who may be a distant relative of mine. I was wondering about this uniform, what does the black lining of his collar mean? I know that the uniforms could vary, so it...
  12. UncleBourbon

    Discussion Continental Morgan Guard aka 5th Virginia Company K - Confederates dressed as Revolutionary war soldiers

    I did a quick search and saw no discussion on this very obscure Confederate company. Here's some great information on them that I strongly recommend reading if you're interested in Revolutionary War uniforms during the Civil War: https://5thvirginia.webs.com/continentalmorganguard.htm...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    Bullet Proof Vest? 1862, Charles Stokes And Co., Philadelphia

    A Philadelphia firm, Charles Stoke's and Co's 1862 catalog featured this between pages of men's toggery. Never ran into it before, anyone know anything? There were different weight vest depending on what was most likely being fired at you. Stoke's seems to have been a Philadelphia clothing...
  14. Cpl. Smith

    CSMC Question

    What uniform would they have worn and was the rank system the same as the USMC? Also, what would the bulk of the CSMC be armed with?
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Now He's a Zouave! Edwin J. Sweet, 40th New York

    Edwin J. Sweet in Zouave uniform, 40th New York, " The Constitution Guard ", 1861. One of the best Zouave photos I've come across. LoC. 40th had a long war- Fair Oaks, Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, 2nd Bull Run, Gettysburg- uniforms wore an awful of blood and dust. Portion of...
  16. GELongstreet

    Rank Charts for Civil War Navies

    This page shows the complicated and frequently changed insignia of the Union Navy during the civil war. It also shows the rank insignia of the Confederate States Navy as well as those of both the C.S. and U.S. Marine Corps. The study is part of the homepage of the "U.S. Naval Landing Party"...
  17. Cody C. Engdahl

    Michigan 2nd Volunteer Cavalry Gear: When, Where, and What?

    When and where would a Michigan 2nd Cavalry recruit, who joined in Detroit, receive his gear? What would that gear be? I'm thinking he would sign up at Fort Wayne in Detroit, travel to Fort Anderson in Grand Rapids (By train?), and then to the Benton Barracks in St Louis (by horse?). Would he...
  18. HarlechMan

    Private Robert M. Wilson Co G 5th South Carolina

    Private Robert M. Wilson of Co. G, 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment in uniform - Library of Congress He was mustered in May 13, 1862. CSRs attached.
  19. HarlechMan

    206th Pennsylvania Sergeant Major

    An unidentified soldier in Union sergeant major's uniform with gauntlets and forage cap of the 206th Pennsylvania Infantry If the unit identification is correct, this man is definitely Hugh Brady, who was promoted to Sergeant Major on 9 September 1864. He had enlisted in Company F as a sergeant...
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