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Why did the soldiers wear uniforms during the civil war?

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2011-05-23 18:27:20
2011-05-23 18:27:20

Soldiers wore uniforms during the civil war so that they would know who was the union and confederate.

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During the Civil War, the Confederate soldiers wore gray uniforms. The Union solders wore blue uniforms. They were usually called by their uniform color. The uniforms were usually made of wool.

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The North wore blue uniforms, the South wore grey uniforms.

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The confederate soldiers (of the new Confederacy of the United States) wore grey uniforms versus the union soldiers who wore blue uniforms.

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purple.... it was a sign of roylty EDIT: Actually the Confederate Soldiers (CSA/The South) wore grey uniforms. The Union Soldiers (USA/The North) wore blue. I have absolutely no idea, where you're getting purple from...

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the army wore the uniforms of their army too show what side they were on !

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Usually they wore the uniforms issued by their respective armies.

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Union soldiers wore blue uniforms made of wool, with cotton "blouses" or shirts.

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The Union uniform was blue, the Confederacy uniform was gray. Other than the color, the clothing was quite simple and ordinary. Uniforms were not elaborate.

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they wore little gray and the shirts had buttons on.

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Officially, the North wore blue uniforms and the South wore gray. But it was a war of "amateurs", and many showed up for duty wearing everything from kilts to busbies

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PVC cat suits... Nah, they wore cotton uniforms and some had leather overcoats.

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They wore uniforms with emblems.

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The Southern (Confederate) Army wore grey uniforms.

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They didn't wear uniforms in those days. Soldiers wore their own clothes and whatever armor they could afford or their lord provided for them. Michael Montagne

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The Confederates (south) wore gray and a color called Butternut, and the Union (north) wore a blue-gray more blue then gray type of uniform.

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Confederate soilders wore gray or yellowish-brown uniforms.


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