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An estimated 400 women disguised themselves as soldiers during the war. These images from the Minnesota History Center’s exhibit show Frances Clayton, who fought at the battle of Shiloh and Murfreesboro, where her husband was killed.

To fight in the Civil War beside her husband THIS WOMAN PRETENDED to be Jack Williams. Her married name was FRANCES CLAYTON. Frances and her husband Elmer served side by side during the American Civil War until when he died in battle.

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Sergeant Tom Strawn of Company B, U. Colored Troops Heavy Artillery Regiment, with revolver in front of painted backdrop showing balustrade and landscape.

The American Civil War required the production of large quantities of uniforms. The resulting increase in machinery to create uniforms paved the way for ready-to-wear clothing after the war.

from African American Faces of the Civil War by Ron Coddington

African-American Faces Of The Civil War

American Civil War Enlisted Uniforms - Engineer Private

I am interested in Michigan per-war militia uniforms and Michigan made Civil War uniforms. In 1861 when the Michigan Engineer.