Today’s image is another drawing by Alfred Waud, showing members of Company C from Rhode Island. The variety in uniforms is striking to those of us who are used to everyone in the Army wearing essentially the same outfit – which does vary due to circumstance. During the Civil War, uniforms were not standardized – at least not army wide. Some regiments had specific uniforms and if you joined that regiment you were responsible for obtaining the uniform.
Waud’s drawing is magnificent – gently penciled with white accents added. Click on it to see / download the image full-sized.