Title: Portrait of Private Richard L. Cramer, who served in the Union Army as part of Company I, 4th Michigan Infantry, and Company A, 1st Michigan Cavalry; photographed by Matthew Brady, 1861 [1113×1378]

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Ensemble, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Costume Institute

Purchase, Alfred Z. Solomon-Janet A. Sloane Endowment Fund and Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2008
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: wool, cotton, leather, metal


The Algerian Zouave uniform was adopted by French soldiers in North
Africa in the 1830s and later inspired the dress of American militia and
volunteer units during the Civil War. This near-complete uniform of the
Keystone Zouaves, manufactured at the Schuylkill Arsenal in
Pennsylvania, consists of an appliqu├ęd jacket with a false vest,
full-cut pants with ties at the waist and cuff, a pair of brown leather
jambieres, or shin guards, and white cotton leggings, all characteristic
elements of the Zouave style. This example was worn by Private Jediah
K. Burnham, who joined the Keystone Zoaves, Company A of the 76th
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in 1863. Among the uniforms
in the Museum’s collection, this ensemble best represents a military
style that precipitated a wider civilian fashion trend. The Zouave
uniform was popularly cited in details of women’s tailored attire as
well as children’s clothes from the 1860s onward.

177th New York Infantry was organized at Albany, New York, on September 16, 1862 when the 10th New York National Guard was accepted for federal service. The regiment mustered in November 21, 1862, for nine-months service under the command of Colonel Ira W. Ainsworth.
The 177th New York Infantry mustered out September 10, 1863 and discharged September 24, 1863