Zouave regiments, uniforms and tactics of the American Civil War, 1861–1862

The central militiaman isn’t out of uniform, as there was no standard shirt issued to troops. Soldiers wore civilian shirts as part of their uniform.
The Tiger Rifles’ unique trouser design originates from French privateer Jean Lafitte, who aided the United States Navy in its defense of New Orleans in 1812.
Typical two-bander carbine-type musket, standard issue for Zouave brigades.




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