Parade order uniform for Union
My unit is the 7th NJ Co A. I've been trying to figure out what would be the most appropriate dress uniform to wear specifically for parades. For years now we have been trying to settle on something that all should wear to look the same, in regards to shoulder scales, Hardee Hats, etc. The field uniform for the 7th was frock, forage, white laced gaiters. The regs show that Hardee hats were issued, and although most soldiers seemed to avoid them, etc., for that fact would they not even have been worn for spit and polish parades? There are no known photos of an enlisted or NCO from the 7th with a Hardee but again, does that make it "wrong" to use for a parade?