Get students thinking deeply about Civil War uniforms
- Compare Union and Confederate uniforms. What was similar? What was different? What do you think caused the differences?
- Look at these photographs of actual Civil War soldiers. How are these real soldiers’ outfits different than our models? Why do you think they differ?
- How do you think what they wore influenced soldiers’ health?
- Soldiers receive very little clothing from the military, and regularly write home to ask for more, or purchase additional clothing themselves. Why do you think the military provided soldiers with so little clothing?