Uniforms of the Civil War

The uniforms of the Civil War helped distinguish between the Union soldiers of the North, and the Confederate soldiers from the south. But early in the war, uniforms were provided by states, towns and wealthy individuals. This resulted in a confusing variety of styles and colors on both sides. Over time, blue became the official color for the North and gray for the Confederate uniforms.

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Union Uniforms

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Portrait of Private Ira Fish, 150th New York Infantry, U.S.A. (Source: Library of Congress).
Picture of a Union uniform.

 

Confederate Uniforms

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Portrait of a Confederate Soldier taken between 1860 and 1865 (Source: Library of Congress).
Picture of a Confederate uniform.
 

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