Rhode Island Soldiers

A drawing of several Union soldiers from Rhode Island, Company C, by Alfred Randolph Waud (1828-1891, c. 1861. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LOC # LC-DIG-ppmsca-21052.

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.

Peace,

Bekka

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