Gettysburg movie questions

MikeyB

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Rewatched the movie recently (in stunning HD!) and had a couple of uniform questions.
1) Was Buford's uniform historically accurate? And if so, did he have a custom jacket? His uniform 1) Looked to be a lighter shade of blue compared to the rest of his brigade and 2) he didn't have yellow shoulder straps and his stars were on a blue infantry like backdrop.

2) Longstreet's uniform (see picture) appears to be much closer to "blue" then "grey", especially when you compare it to Major Taylor's in the background. Was this correct? Neither of these (i don't think) are butternut, so was that later in the war, or more for the rank and file?

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