The Warren household, Chris, Twyla and their wonderful daughter Abbie frequented the Fredericktown branch of the Ozark Regional Library, Aug. 31 to educate attendees about uniforms, products, garments and toys of the 1860s as aspect of their historic software Civil War Fashions.
“Our Civil War Fashions system gave an overview of the unique uniforms, each Union and Confederate, civilian outfits, kid’s clothes and toys, and soldiers’ products that website visitors might see at the upcoming Battle of Pilot Knob Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, 2021,” Chris reported. “By individuals attending our software they can go with a very little far more information of what they will see the different reenactors wearing and utilizing.”
Chris stated quite a few men and women basically consider that all troopers wore a basic blue or gray coat, which is not generally true.
“There are a lot of versions of uniforms, frock coats, sack coats/fatigue blouses, shell jackets, roundabouts, depot jackets, sky blue wool trousers, dim blue wool trousers, dark gray wool trousers, striped cotton trousers, checkered blue/eco-friendly/brown cotton trousers, cotton plaid shirts with wooden/pewter/bone buttons, wool shirts, boiled shirts with glass buttons (ceramic buttons), civilian cotton frock coats, wool vests, civilian cotton vests, and more,” Chris mentioned. “Hats varied from forage caps, slouch hats, kepis, Hardee Hats, straw hats, English toppers, and a broad range of other folks. Soldiers could possibly have ‘brogans’ for sneakers, or ‘straight last’ stove pipe boots. Even in military services units, not every single unit was ‘uniform’ in their look.”