Civil War Uniforms Online Exhibit

Civil War Uniforms

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Thumbnail Image Caption/Description Source of Illustration Publication Date
Uniforms of federal and state regiments in the Union forces (part 1), a black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine.

Uniforms of federal and state regiments in the Union forces (part 2), a black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine.
Uniforms of United States Volunteers and State Militia Harper's Weekly, August 31, 1861, page 552-553 1861-08-31
Confederate uniforms (part 1), a black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine.

Confederate uniforms (part 2), a black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine.
Uniforms of the Confederate Army Harper's Weekly, August 17, 1861, page 520-521 1861-08-17
Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News showing the souldier knots that indicate the rank of commandant, colonel, lieutenant-colonel, captain and first lieutenant. Shoulder Knots – No. 1. Commandant. 2.Colonel. 3. Lieutenant-Colonel. 4. Captain. 5. First Lieutenant. New York Illustrated News, September 2, 1861, page 284 1861-09-02
Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News showing Army insignia and swords for different ranks. Insignia of Rank, and Regulation Swords of the United States Army New York Illustrated News, August 19, 1861, page 252 1861-08-19
Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News illustration showing the uniform marks and insignia that indicate rank in the Navy. Distinguishing Marks and Insignia of Rank in the Navy of the United States New York Illustrated News, September 2, 1861, page 277 1861-09-02
Last Updated: August 11, 2011