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    Posted: 26-Jun-2012 at 19:12

Original photo of the 146th NY
http://ny146.tripod.com/
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Garibaldi Legion from Louisiana
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jun-2012 at 19:21
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Pictured on the right is the Wisconsin state issue gray jacket with black facings as worn by the 7th Wisconsin Infantry when they went off to war in 1861.


Raggedasssecond, are you a re-enactor? From the quote in your signature, my guess is you portray Iron Brigade
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jul-2012 at 19:03
More original photos of Confederates using captured headgear: Hardee hats and a Federal blue kepi
http://www.first-tennessee.co.uk/origphotos.htm
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  Quote Republican Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Aug-2012 at 06:12
The green uniform of the 5th was only worn by one company, Company A, The Clinch Rifles. 
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The Republican Blues march Cover sheet shows two of the members wearing the dress uniform as it would have appeared during their tour of New York City in July of 1860.  The fatigue uniform consisted of blue kepis with a single line of silver soutache around the top of the band and the brass letters RB, a blue shell jacket of the NY state pattern trimmed with white piping, and blue trousers with a broad white stripe in winter and white cotton trousers in summer. Accoutrements consisted of m1839 cartridge boxes with GA state box plate, no plate on the box belt, and Ga state seal plates (oval for privates, rectangular for NCOs) Arms were M1855 US rifle muskets.

In December of 1861 the Blue fatigue uniform was replaced with frock coats of charcoal gray english kersey, and gray trousers. The blue kepis were  retained untill very late in the war, when they were transferred from the Savannah defenses (they had served at ft Pulaski, St. Catherine's Island, Fort James Jackson, and Ft McAllister) for service in the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign.
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  Quote Republican Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Aug-2012 at 06:49
It wasnt a regiment, but a company of the 1st Georgia Regiment (Olmsteads) The DeKalb Rifles or DeKalb Riflemen, comprised of German and German-Jewish residents of Savannah, GA were listed as going to war in 1861 in "Prussian style helmets". They apparently didnt last very long, as the DeKalb Rifles (Co B 1st Georgia) was reallocated as Co B, 1st Battalion,  Georgia Sharpshooters in 1862.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2012 at 19:24
Thanks Republican Blues.Smile Do you know anything more about the DeKalb Riflemen? I'd love to see a photo of an original uniform
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  Quote Republican Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2012 at 23:58
The flag of the DeKalb Rifles is in the Ga State Flag Collection. I have yet to find out exactly what the uniform looked like, but if the dress uniform of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry and the Republican Blues are any guide, they were probably blue with a colored plastron, and fringed epaullets.  I am gonna try one day to get to the Savannah Historical Society and see what I can find.. 




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A member of the new Republican Blues in the fatigue uniform of 1855-1861


Republican Blues uniform of Dec 1861-May 1864

photos courtesy of Jim Dunigan.


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  Quote Republican Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Aug-2012 at 00:20
Another unit from Savannah was the Irish Jasper Greens

Dress



Fatigue



in addition, each Company also had thier own button, the Blues had one for fatigue and one for dress.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Aug-2012 at 19:09
Smart uniforms. The jacket of the Republican Blues is very similar to that of NY troops, apart from the white piping
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Militia from Mt Hollyoke, MA wearing pickelhaubes. Civil War era, or postwar?
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Georgia militia tailcoat dating to the 1870s
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