The Anderson's Zouaves, N.Y.S.V., under the command of Colonel John Lafayette Riker, left camp Astor, Riker's Island, for
Washington. The uniform of the Zouaves is dark blue loose jackets, and light blue baggy trowsers. For head covering, a part
of the men have the red fez, with blue tassle, and the other dark blue caps. Their arms are the old, smooth-bore muskets,
with shank bayonets, and percussion locks altered from flint locks. N.Y. Tribune, August 22 (1861).