Civil War Uniforms
1. What material were the Civil War uniforms made of?
2. Which statement is true about the uniforms soldiers used at the start of the war?
a. They were mostly provided by the local cities or states.
b. They were all exactly the same style.
c. The Union uniforms were all 100% navy blue.
d. The Confederate uniforms were top quality.
e. Every soldier received a new uniform and a full set of gear when he enlisted.
3. True or False: Having different uniforms often caused confusion on the battlefield at the start of the Civil War.
4. What were brogans?
5. What were the blades on the end of muskets and rifles that soldiers used for close combat called?
e. Gun knifes
6. True or False: Many southern soldiers ended up wearing their own clothes into battle.
7. What color of dye did the Confederates use because it was cheap to make?
8. What year did the Union army finally settle on rules for the type of uniforms worn by the soldiers?
9. What color of jackets did the Union army eventually begin to wear as their standard uniform?
10. True or False: Wool was a good material for uniforms because it was warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
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