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Uniform and Arms of the Anderson's Zouaves, N.Y.S.V. (1861).


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).

Source: Moore, F. (1862). The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events., 2nd Volume. New York: G.P. Putnam.