Anyone know in which units these men served?

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The Carroll Guards who became Co. C of the 20th Mississippi and the Adams Rifles who became Co. E of the 20th wore tricorns early in the war . There may be many more .
 
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I found an internet image of a Corp. Joseph Hargrave wearing his hat as a tricorn and carrying a carbine and 2 pistols . He is identified as belonging to the 23rd Mississippi infantry . Perhaps the image is misidentified or the soldiers were given whichever arms were available early in the war .
 
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The first is a member of the 34th Ohio Infantry, "Piatt's Zouaves": http://civilwaref.blogspot.com/2013/05/abram-piatt-born-may-2-1821-abram.html

The second is an unidentified soldier: https://www.loc.gov/item/2010650238/

He is holding some type of repeating carbine so all I can say is I suspect he might be in the cavalry. I also googled other Civil War soldiers wearing tricorn hats and all the ones I found were from Mississippi, so if that was a trend there then maybe this one is too.

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Those are great examples. I'll concentrate on the Mississippi units then. Thank you.
 
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I found an internet image of a Corp. Joseph Hargrave wearing his hat as a tricorn and carrying a carbine and 2 pistols . He is identified as belonging to the 23rd Mississippi infantry . Perhaps the image is misidentified or the soldiers were given whichever arms were available early in the war .
Hargrave's the one with the Jeff Davis sign isn't he?
 
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The first is a member of the 34th Ohio Infantry, "Piatt's Zouaves": http://civilwaref.blogspot.com/2013/05/abram-piatt-born-may-2-1821-abram.html

The second is an unidentified soldier: https://www.loc.gov/item/2010650238/

He is holding some type of repeating carbine so all I can say is I suspect he might be in the cavalry. I also googled other Civil War soldiers wearing tricorn hats and all the ones I found were from Mississippi, so if that was a trend there then maybe this one is too.

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Piatt's Zoaves eh? Thank you for the links!
 
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The second photo in the OP's post looks like a Maynard carbine without the tape primer door.
That was an interesting read. Until I saw that photo, I'd never heard of Maynards. But with only 21,000 or a little more made, I guess I see why. Well, with that stat & the other Mississippi tri-corns, it's probably safe to id him as a Mississippi volunteer. Interesting quote from the Pvt. Toby of the 1st Miss. Similar to the "load on Sunday and shoot all week" quote abt the Henry rifles.
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