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Thread #94245   Message #1823622
Posted By: Dave'sWife
31-Aug-06 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers
I realize I am carrying on a conversation with myself over this and that perhaps I ought to just start a Zouaves thread, but there's another song that mentions them by one of their nicknames, the Zou-Zous.

ABRAHAM'S DAUGHTER (Zouaves or Zou-Zous)

The whole reason I have gone off on this tangent is that the idea that the uniforms were Blue & grey is simplistic. At the beginning of the war, even the South wore some blue and then later, southern regiments often wore no standard unifrom at all. The North was also using a variety of uniforms, which often varied in make-up depnding on theo region of origin for the regiment. The Zouaves were simply the most extreme.