View Full Version : Sharpshooters uniform

11-30-2007, 09:22 AM
Okay, a while back there was a website, I THINK from the Smithsonian, that examined a U.S.S.S. uniform in detail. Tons of pics, and lots of details to be gleaned from the close ups. Does anyone know where it went, and or does anyone have detailed pictures of original uniforms? Specifically interior details, and buttonholes?
Thanks in advance,
Mike Pearson

12-02-2007, 01:34 PM
Excerpt from the "The Federal Army.
Uniform, Equipments, Numbers, and Discipline."
Cincinnati Gazette 02/15/1862

".....The Berdan sharp-shooters wear a curious dark green sack — scarcely a sack — in fact, more like a cavalry jacket, trimmed with a light-green cord, wide blue bag-trowsers, and russet leggins.--They wear a cap of the old French infantry pattern, surmounted with a hen's feather of dark green. ......"

Christopher Rideout

12-04-2007, 10:18 PM
I think this is what you're looking for.


J. Hall

12-05-2007, 02:25 AM
Thanks a ton, thats exactly what I was looking for. Now to save all the pictures, print them out, make a dozen copies......
Mike Pearson