Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

 

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Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers
Civil War Uniforms: There were many different types of uniforms worn by Civil War Union Soldiers. The Union officers were expected to buy their own uniforms which were made according to strict military standards and designs. Regular Union soldiers were issued with standard uniforms. The Civil War uniforms of Union soldiers were predominantly blue. Buttons and other insignia were used for the identification of rank. Also refer to
Confederate Soldiers Uniforms.

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Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. This article provides pictures and facts about the Civil War Uniforms worn by Union Soldiers.  

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers Nicknames
The Civil War Uniforms of the Union Soldiers of the North were predominantly blue. The term "Yankee" was the most common nickname applied to the Union soldiers in the Civil War, however other nicknames included Billy Yanks, Jayhawkers, Blue-bellies, Yanks, Bummers and Federals. Some of these famous nicknames referred to the Civil War uniforms worn by the Union soldiers.

Union Civil War Blue Uniforms
The Union troops are famous for both their blue uniforms consisting of dark blue jackets and light blue trousers. Clothes and materials were dyed with indigo. The Union Civil War uniforms were of better quality than those of the Confederacy because of numerous mills operating throughout the north that could manufacture wool cloth and their access to imports of cloth and material from Europe. 

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers 

Civil War Uniforms of the Union Soldiers
Many of the Civil War Uniforms of Union Soldiers are shown in the pictures. Union Officer uniforms are described as follows:
The jackets and coats of Union Officers were double breasted and the officers paid for their own uniforms
Lieutenant General: Ulysses S. Grant wore three stars on his epaulettes indicating his rank. A Major General has two stars.
The uniforms of a Brigadier General sported one star. The full brimmed hats were called 'slouch hats'
The style of the long jackets above the knee were called frock coats
The Civil War dress hat authorized for all officers was called a  'Hardee Hat' which was adorned on the side with a brass eagle
The Union officers trousers had dark blue, red or yellow vertical stripes down the length of the trouser legs

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Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers
Many of the Civil War Uniforms of regular Union Soldiers are shown in the pictures to your right. Descriptions as follows:

The style of the waist length jackets, shown on the picture on your right, were called shell coats
Civil War Union soldiers were issued a fatigue blouse or jackets, referred to as a Sack Coat
Great coats were worn over uniforms during the winter and usually had a standing collar and an elbow length cape
The names of the caps were kepis and had an adjustable chin strap
The soldiers rank was indicated by chevrons above the elbow. They were colored according to service branch. Cavalry with yellow stripes, infantry uniforms had blue stripes, artillery were red stripes, engineers also yellow stripes and ordinance uniforms had crimson stripes.

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers

Civil War Uniforms: Union Soldiers - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Civil War Uniforms provides pictures of the Union soldiers worn during his presidential term in office. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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