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A Zouave soldier looks at a "Washington via Baltimore" sign. Caption: "Motto of Wilson's Zouaves." Creator unknown.
Zouave soldier holding flag and rifle
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
During the American Civil War, many Northern and Southern volunteer regiments adopted the name Zouave, which originally described French Army soldiers stationed in North Africa. Zouave soldiers were known for their unique and elaborate uniforms before the Union and Confederacy armys adopted standard uniforms. Colonel William Billy Wilson led the 6th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Printed envelope, 3 x 5.5 inches, Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Louisiana Research Collection.
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