How can you tell the difference between Confederate and Union uniforms?
The main way to tell the difference is by the uniforms. You’ve probably heard of the blue and the grey when people refer to the civil war sides. The Northern Union armies wore navy blue and the Southern Confederate armies wore grey. However, the uniforms weren’t exactly “uniform” at the start of the war.
When was the Civil War?
April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865
American Civil War/Periods
What color of uniform did Confederate soldiers wear?
Because the United States (Union) regulation color was already dark blue, the Confederates chose gray. However, soldiers were often at a loss to determine which side of the war a soldier was on by his uniform. With a shortage of regulation uniforms in the Confederacy, many southern recruits just wore clothes from home.
How do you identify a Civil War uniform?
Civil War Uniforms identified individual soldiers and the units they belonged to. Identification included buttons, colors, and rank markings. Confederate Soldiers were also identified by the color of the hat they wore.
Where did the Confederate issue buttons come from?
Standard Confederate issue CSA buttons made by the Waterbury Company. Large, medium, and small sizes. Select size. Click on the image to enlarge. Proudly Made in USA. CS Block buttons made by the Waterbury Company. 1″ in size.
What kind of buttons did people wear during the Civil War?
Metal was a very common material for buttons during the Civil War. These buttons were not tarnish-proof and contact with finger oils, air, and the elements guaranteed these buttons did not stay shiny for very long. Both military and civilian clothing sported these tarnishing metal buttons.
Where was the CS state seal Button made?
CS State Seal button made by the Waterbury Company. Select 1″ Large or 1/2″ Small size. Click on the picture for a larger image. Proudly Made in USA. CS State Seal button. Select 1″ Large or 1/2″ Small size. Click on the picture for a larger image. CS State Seal button.
Where was the federal officer eagle button made?
Federal officer Eagle button with “A”, “C” , or “I” in the center of the shield. Made by the Waterbury Company. 1″ large and 1/2″ small sizes available. Select stamp and size. Click on the picture to enlarge. Proudly Made in USA.