It is claimed that the Mississippi Marine Brigade had difficulties obtaining uniforms and had to wear whatever they could get their hands on and at times wore civilian clothing. However, in this uniform plate by Edward S. Milligan with the painting done by Joseph Hefter they appear rather well dressed. I kind of like the German style caps with a green band. Would an artillery man usually be armed with a carbine? It appears that these caps had three types of insignia; crossed cannons, infantry bugle and souled anchors. There is not ant known photographs of crossed sabers being worn on these green trimmed cap. next question, what kind of jacket is the infantry man wearing? For a sergeant conducting a raid type operation one would think he would have forgone the sash. What kind of jacket is the artillery man wearing? Hefer states that the uniforms shown came from photographs of the brigade. This uniform plate is from 1982 and perhaps additional details have come to light since this was printed.