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Plate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
Plate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
Resource Typeimage
TitlePlate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
Coverage / Year1861 to 1865
DescriptionA full color plate of Major Felix Agnus, Colonel Harmon D. Hull, and an unknown officer from the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry (also known as the Second Battalion, Duryee Zouaves). This plate shows the variety of dress for Duryee Zouave soldiers. The first and third officers have the typical short, colorful Zouave coat. Colonel Hull has a more traditional military frock coat. All three have the baggy trousers patterned after the French chasseur uniform.
Interpretation"The American Civil War Zouave was an elaborately uniformed and exotic figure and, certainly, the opportunity for spectacular dress was available to his officers. Given a latitude in regulation and a recourse to private tailors, the officer of Zouaves cut a bold and dashing figure." Hennessey, James. Varieties of Officer's Dress; 165th N.Y. Inf. - Second Battalion, Duryee Zouaves: 1862-1865, Plate No. 463. Military Uniforms in America, n.d.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAntebellum Society and the Civil War;
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourcePlate of Three Civil War Soldiers dressed in Zouave uniforms
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clothing--Outerwear--Uniform
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division;
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Resource IdentifierPlate of Three Civil War Soldiers Dressed in Zouave Uniforms 72.622
CONTENTdm file name203382211112002_zouaves72.622.jpg
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