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American Civil War Uniforms- The Union and the Confederacy wore different uniforms to distinguish from eachother during the Civil War. The Union typically wore navy blue long frock coats while the Confederates wore grey on frock coats that were a tad shorter.

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The defense of Marye's heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg

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Confederate used 4th NC Cavalry (59th Regiment NC State Troops)Colt .36 "Navy" revolver. Honest brown and untouched as they come, clear Colt Patent marking on barrel, S/N 99,585 as manufactured in 1861 with clear initials of William Alexander Allen who served as a 2nd Lt. in the 81st NC Militia as well as 1st Corporal, Co. A, 4th NC Cavalry. This unit was present at Gettysburg among many other battles in Virginia and Maryland. With archives records.

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Pvt. William J. Parker, 9th Georgia Infantry, Company K, CSA. Born in 1843 in Georgia.He enlisted as a Pvt. on 6 July 1861 with the 9th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Company K. (Americus Volunteer Rifles). This regiment fought in the ANV and was assigned to Longstreet's Corps- Jones Division- Anderson’s Brigade. Engaged at South Mountain, MD Sept. 14, 1862 and then at Antietam, MD Sept 17, 1862. (Continued in comments.)

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In this picture, Joseph Newman Stone wears his initial, mustering-in uniform. This uniform includes the Confederate version of the pattern 1851, single-breasted frock coat with black facings. Image is courtesy of the Sam Higginbotham collection.

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See the American Civil War in Color Photographs

Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand; at the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, Sept.-Oct., 1862.

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John Cook earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving with Battery B, 4th United States Artillery at Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. He had volunteered at the age of 15 to act as a cannoneer and as such served a gun under terrific fire of the enemy.

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