the Union and Confederate armies there were many different uniforms. On both sides thee uniform was worn year
round. The overcoat was worn sometimes in the winter but other than that the uniforms were
worn day after day. When the war had just begun, many militia uniforms were totally
different from the official blue and gray. One Scottish regiment was even known to have
marched down Washington in kilts!
||The only odd uniforms that lasted throughout the war were the Zouaves of
the 5th New York Infantry.The Zouaves wore red baggy uniforms and turban like hats. The
Zouaves actually proved to be pretty successful.