Union Army Uniforms and Insignia

Uniforms and Insignia in the Field


Noncommissioned Officers of the 13th New York Cavalry

A number of different chevrons can be seen in this photograph, taken in the field. These include those of the sergeant major, two quartermaster sergeants, first sergeant and hospital steward. Notice the mixture of shell jackets and sack coats worn by the men. Also notice the crossed sabers on the top of the kepis worn by several of the soldiers. Several of the soldiers are wearing sashes. Most are wearing forage caps, but at least one is wearing a hat. More often than not the appearance of soldiers in the field was not very uniform.

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