Bull Run Prisoners

8 08 2007

John Hoptak at The 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry has an interesting post regarding Union prisoners, some taken at Bull Run, who were held for an unusually long period in “retaliation” for the treatment of Confederate privateers taken with the schooner Enchantress.  Check it out; it’s good stuff.  I wrote about some of these prisoners here, here and here.

11thny.jpgThis photo is from an 11th NY website, and shows prisoners from the regiment at Castle Pinckney.  While one of the men is shown wearing baggy trousers and sash, it should be noted that the color of the 11th NY zouave uniform was gray, and most of the men were wearing blue pants during the battle.  Right click on the thumbnail for the full size image.

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8 08 2007
Mike Peters

Harry wrote the following:

While one of the men is shown wearing baggy trousers and sash, it should be noted that the color of the 11th NY zouave uniform was gray, and most of the men were wearing blue pants during the battle.

Harry,

At First Manassas many removed their jackets & fought in their fireman-style red shirts. However, there was little uniformity in the outfit of the Fire Zouave.

Mike

8 08 2007
Harry Smeltzer

Mike,

I’ll have more on this later, but if you have your colleciton of Civil War Regiments handy, look for the one with Brian Pohanka’s edit of the letter(s) of a member of the 11th (Vol 5, #4), and pay particular attention to footnote #4. You can also read about the uniform on the web link I provided, and in McAfee’s little book which is probably sewn into the lining of your jacket ;-)

8 08 2007
Mike Peters

Harry,

You know me too well.

Mike

8 08 2007
Harry Smeltzer

Mike,

Now you’re scaring me.

21 07 2008
Fire Zouaves: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words « Bull Runnings

[...] know, I go on and on about the uniform of the 11th NY Fire Zouaves at Bull Run, including here, here, here, and here.  To recap, despite numerous, even eyewitness accounts to the contrary, the [...]

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