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Thread #94245   Message #1825147
Posted By: Melani
01-Sep-06 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
Subject: RE: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
The uniforms varied widely. Bredan's Sharpshooters, a Union outfit very popular at reenactments here in California, also wore green, a forerunner of camoflage. I have just joined a Confederate unit called the Norfolk Light Artillery BluesNorfolk Light Artillery Blues, a very old and prestigious Virgina "gentlemen's club." When the war started, they changed their blue uniforms for gray to avoid confusion, and began letting in regular folks like me.

I have heard that there was a New York Highland regiment that wore kilts at First Bull Run, but never tried that again!