From what I’ve recently read the old clichéd image of Confederate troops portrayed as wearing various colours and styles of uniform is largely historically inaccurate, especially so during the early period of the war. However I rather like this traditional image and thought it would make a nice counterpoint to my Union troops ‘factory fresh’ style uniforms so I decided to paint the Confederate’s to represent battle weary veteran troops.
My brother lent me a very interesting book 'Brassey's History of Uniforms American Civil War: Confederate Army.' Of particular note are the illustration's by Richard Hook. One in particular shows soldiers from
This painting formed the basis of my decision to paint some of the figures to represent these troops. The Washington Light Infantry (WLI) were first organized in 1807 and is now one of the
Co. C Manning Guards - Sumter
Co. D Gist Riflemen - Anderson
Co. E Bozeman Guards - Greenville
Co. F Davis Guards - Greenville
Three cavalry battalions:
Co. B Brooks Troop - Greenford Co.
C Beaufort District Troop - Beaufort
The Legion, particular the infantry, saw action in the following major engagements:
First & Second Manassas, Peninsular Campaign, Seven Days Battles,
Wade Hamilton III was an interesting chap. Born in
In mid September 1864,