not sure if a posting re a CSA uniform type worn at Pea Ridge, Mar. 7-8, 1862 is proper for this message board, but here goes.....
Could individuals knowledgeable re CSA uniforms please check out the charcoal portrait shown at the URL given below and provide some feedback re the following questions:
- is the uniform/hat depicted typical of Trans-Mississippi CSA soldiers during early 1862?
- were the CSA uniforms being standardized at that stage of the war in the Trans-Mississippi or still very regional/unique depending on where the soldier was from or how much money he might have had?
The soldier depicted was from the Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co. AR area and was mortally wounded at Pea Ridge/Elkhorn Tavern as a member of Co. B, Rector's 17th Arkansas Infantry. More details can be supplied if desired.
thanks for the help!!!