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    Posted: 25-May-2012 at 10:56
Post Civil War, military style bands and music became popular.  Possibly due to the ability to reproduce the music in the home.  This uniform is very similar to the type worn by Sousa's Band in the 1890's.
 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-May-2012 at 11:26
 
This is John Phillip Sousa, in his uniform when he was director of the US Marine Band, ca. 1895.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is the US Marine band in the uniforms they wear now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2012 at 19:50

More Yankees in grey. The officer is from the 4th New Jersey and the two soldiers above him are from the 2nd New Hampshire
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2012 at 19:31
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The soldier from the 7th NY has a similar uniform to your mystery man

The Hussar uniform of the 3rd NY has to be the most unusual, but the all-white uniform and English bearskin of the City Guards is equally interesting. I wonder if the 3rd NY was of French or Austro-Hungarian origin?
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jun-2012 at 19:24

40th Missouri, 1st Massachusetts, 7th Michigan, 15th Massachusetts
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jun-2012 at 19:08
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Hi there! I just bought this cabinet card, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of uniform this is. Do you have any ideas about the type of uniform this soldier is wearing? Is it even from the Civil War? Thanks so much for your advice. Smile


Cloudberry, here's a US musician in the regulation blue frock coat with sky blue "birdcage" on the chest. It's possible your soldier was a militiaman, either pre or post Civil War, although the flashy parade uniforms were widely used by the Confederates in 1861

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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2012 at 19:30

The same musician's uniform in Confederate grey (or, in this case, butternut)
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Jun-2012 at 19:23

Blue (and red) Confederate naval uniforms
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Full seated view of Corporal Walker S. "Printer Boy" Rouse, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing state issue gray uniform consisting of frock coat, trousers with black welt, forage cap, and canvas leggings.Rouse has removed the stiffeners in his cap, so that it slouches forward. A brass letter 'E' is visible on the front. Walker Rouse was born circa 1840 in New York. He was listed in the 1860 federal census and residing in the first ward of the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Walker was then shown as a printer. Rouse was a typesetter for Charles Nevitt at the "Northwestern" and was nicknamed "Printer Boy Rouse". Rouse enlisted as corporal on April 21, 1861 in Oshkosh. He was promoted to sergeant on December 31, 1861 and 1st Sergeant on January 1, 1863. He participated in the Battles of 1st Bull Run (wounded), Gainsville (wounded and prisoner), and Gettysburg (mortally wounded). He died July 11, 1863 in a field hospital in Gettysburg and is buried there in the National Cemetery.

This is the uniform worn by the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry at the Battle of 1st Bull Run. The leggings were private purchase.

*Note: The 2nd Wisconsin never wore a butternut uniform.
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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.
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  Quote RaggedAssSecond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2012 at 05:03
Originally posted by Nick1986


Unidentified Confederate from Mississippi



Your identification is incorrect. This is a well known image showing a member of Company E, "Lynchburg Rifles," 11th Virginia Infantry Volunteers (1861).
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  Quote RaggedAssSecond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2012 at 05:09

Several units (Union and Confederate) wore a pleated blouse early in the war. The above photograph shows a member of the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry wearing a blue blouse.
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Company A and Company D of the 1st South Carolina Infantry were also issued with a pleated blouse. The above soldier might be a member of the 1st SC.
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  Quote RaggedAssSecond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2012 at 05:22
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The green uniform of this Reb from the 5th Georgia is even closer to the USSS than the private from the Alexandra Rifles. Indeed, the only thing to distinguish him from a Yankee is his D-guard Bowie knife




Pictured above is an actual USSS uniform in the Smithsonian Institutes Collection. 
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