Civil War Uniforms Online Exhibit

Uniforms of U.S. Volunteers and State Militia (Top Row)

Part of a larger black-and-white illustration, this section shows seven Civil War (Union) soldiers in camp, some in conversation and one seated officer reading, illustrating three Zouave uniforms and four officers' uniforms.

Enlarged view of the left section of the top row of Union soldiers, showing uniforms of Wilson's Zouaves (Sixth New York Infantry), Duryee's Zouaves (Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry), the De Kalb Zouaves (41st New York Infantry), and officers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvannia and Michigan.

Part of a larger black-and-white illustration, this section shows one Civil War (Union) officer on horseback and several others standing, illustrating four different uniforms.

Enlarged view of the middle section of the top row of Union soldiers, showing uniforms of a New York (?) colonel (partially obscured), a New Jersey officer, a New York line officer and a Rhode Island artillery officer.

Part of a larger black-and-white illustration, this section shows four Civil War (Union) soldiers conversing in camp. Three different Zouave uniforms are illustrated..

Enlarged view of the right section of the top row of Union soldiers, showing uniforms of Hawkin's Zouaves (Ninth New York Volunteer Infantry), McChesney's Zouaves (Tenth New York Volunteer Infantry) and the Fire Zouaves (Eleventh New York Volunteer Infantry, or Ellsworth Zouaves).

Source: Enlarged views of an illustration of various Union uniforms from Harper's Weekly, August 31, 1861, page 552-553.

Last Updated: August 10, 2011