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Civil War CDV of a Chasseur

Civil War CDV of a Chasseur

Civil War CDV of a Chasseur    Civil War CDV of a Chasseur
The soldier is a member of one of three American regiments to wear this fancy French uniform. Pennsylvania were issued the uniforms a contest in Porter's Corps in 1862 for proficiency in drill. The French uniform called the "Chasseur De Vincennes" was designed for light infantry. Many of the uniforms proved too small for the American troops, who were physically larger than their French counterparts.

Those who received uniforms that fit, were proud and immediately had their pictures taken in their new outfits. Eventually, the French-styled uniforms were exchanged for regular army dress, so all troops appeared the same. The dark blue wool uniform had many distinctive features. Private's uniforms had shoulder epaulets, an item usually limited to officer jackets.

The epaulets were made from twisted green cords with yellow tape circling their top outside edge. The jacket had nine large pewter coat buttons and three smaller ones on each cuff. A weapon's vent pick was attached to a chain through the buttonhole on the soldier's chest. The Chasseur is wearing a fatigue cap with a tassel.

The bottom of the shell jacket is flared over the trousers. The pants are baggy and placed in white canvas leggings, the bottoms of which are covered with white leather greaves. Time to add a Chasseur to your collection of Zouave and Civil War uniforms; a nice addition to one's collection.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "83ted" and is located in this country: US.

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  • Theme: Militaria
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


Civil War CDV of a Chasseur    Civil War CDV of a Chasseur