I just read that Confederate prisoners held at prisoner of war camps were issued captured and irregular uniforms. Captured uniforms is easy to understand but I am not sure what 'irregular' uniforms were. Were they uniforms the Federal government had purchased that were not standard uniforms types or were they uniforms that had some irregularities. I thought that uniforms being purchased were inspected and any uniform not up to standards were rejected and not paid for. When at look at images of Confederate prisoner I do not see federal uniforms being worn.