Union Uniforms of the Civil War

Union Uniforms of the Civil War

union uniforms of the civil warWhile many believe that the traditional navy blue uniform was the only Civil War era uniform for the Union, there were actually three different Union uniforms of the Civil War that the troops were given.  Due to the economic state of the time period and the different times during the year that the war took place,  uniforms were not always top of the line.   The three uniforms that the troops were given were the Campaign Civil War uniform, Parade Civil War uniform and the Fatigue Civil War Uniform.

The picture above is of the traditional Campaign Union Civil War uniform that was used at the time.  Most Civil War reenactments and pictures depict this uniform as it represents the Navy Blue that is now traditionally tied to the “Yankees”.