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Investigating Civil War Uniforms

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This topical collection includes resources related to Civil War uniforms.  Investigating these Union and Confederate uniforms - through types, differences, and similarities - helps to understand the different human resources of the Union and Confederacy, as well as the experience of individuals who fought in the Civil War. 

Collection contains two lesson plans (both of which can be adapted using resources in this collection), articles of clothing worn by Union and Confederate soldiers, lithographs, photographs, articles, a website, and a symposium.

Keyword: Zouave

William T. Sherman's General of the Army forage cap

National Museum of American History

Lesson Plan: Who Am I? A Civil War Mystery

National Museum of American History

Infantry Private Frock Coat and Hardee Hat

National Museum of American History

Campaign hat worn by William T. Sherman

National Museum of American History

Enlisted Man's Forage Cap, Model 1858

National Museum of American History

William T. Sherman's General of the Army forage cap

National Museum of American History

Forage cap

National Museum of American History

Kearsarge Cap

National Museum of American History

United States Belt Plate

National Museum of American History

Army Sack Coat, Model 1858

National Museum of American History

Union Mounted Greatcoat

National Museum of American History

Berdan Sharpshooter Uniform

National Museum of American History

Musician's Uniform Frock Coat and Cap

National Museum of American History

Shako

National Museum of American History

Confederate Officer's Kepi

National Museum of American History

Slouch hat

National Museum of American History

Confederate States of America Belt Plate

National Museum of American History

Shell jacket

National Museum of American History

John Singleton Mosby's Cavalry Jacket and Hat

National Museum of American History

Confederate Army Frock Coat, Model 1861

National Museum of American History

Confederate Officer's Frock Coat

National Museum of American History

Zouave jacket

National Museum of American History

Zouave jacket

National Museum of American History

Zouave Fez

National Museum of American History

Zouave fez

National Museum of American History

Trousers

National Museum of American History

Zouave sash

National Museum of American History

Battle of Antietam Lithograph

National Museum of American History

Storming Fort Wagner

National Portrait Gallery

Allen

National Portrait Gallery

Powell

National Portrait Gallery

Mack

National Portrait Gallery

Christian Abraham Fleetwood

National Portrait Gallery

New York 7th Regiment Officers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

P. T. Beauregard

National Portrait Gallery

Jonathan Fitzhugh Lay

National Portrait Gallery

Jeb Stuart

National Portrait Gallery

Mosby and his Rangers

National Portrait Gallery