Uniforms of the United States Army
Infantryman From the Civil War to the Gulf

By Ross Patterson II, Assistant Curator, Portsmouth Museums

Published March 23, 2021

Military clothing and equipment has evolved throughout the centuries as a reaction to both battlefield experiences and technological improvements. Take a visual journey through time to see how the average American Soldier was outfitted from the Civil War through the Gulf, with special glimpses at artifacts in our Collection not on public display.

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