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New Orleans Militia Officer in 1862 by William Waud. New Orleans Militia Officer Illustrator William Waud offers detail on the uniform of this militia officer. The handwritten inscription says: "Light blue cap + frock; grey pants white crossbelts; other troops in grey; artillery grey red facings." This level of detail should help pinpoint which regiment this officer joined. Militia Units in 1862 The Library of Congress (LOC) record for this image dates it as between 1862 and 1865. Since the Union Army occupied New Orleans on 1-May-1862, this drawing predates Butler. Most local militia units formed in 1861, after Louisiana...
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