As older service uniforms phase out, they become more and more rare. For quite some time, uniforms that were rarely worn can stay in circulation. They may simply have seemed like they were worth keeping around (by a private owner), or the troops concerned may have held onto them for one reason or another.
When it comes to rare US military uniforms, are you a bit of an aficionado? Would you like to be, but you're not sure what types of uniforms are worth any money?
We are going to take a look at military uniforms no longer used, as well as some that are still in use, but valuable because they're hard to find.
In the Washington DC area, to help control civil unrest, the Fourth Battalion, Company A, Third United States Infantry Regiment can officially be called out. However, to perform ceremonial duties, since America's bicentennial, the "Commander-In-Chief's Guard", Company A, has been called out as a Special Ceremonial Unit.
The uniform: Powdered Wigs, Blue Great Coats, Continental Army era tri-cornered hat, Bess-type Brown musket.
Older than the United States Army itself, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's military group is referred to as Philadelphia City Cavalry – First Troop. From a number of the 1790s Militia Acts, it is exempt due to special provisions. The distinctive ceremonial uniforms are part of a tradition that literally never goes away.
The uniform: One part of the signature dress uniforms belonging to this division include their bearskin helmets.
Horse Detachment of the United States Army's 1st Cavalry
Hailing the glory days of America's horse cavalry, full throwback uniforms are supported by the 1st Cavalry who, by the way, still ride horses.
The uniform: Along with the throwback uniform, accessories can include the Colt single action "Peacemaker" Army Revolver, 1860 Cavalry Sabre, and Springfield model 1873 carbine rifles.
The Zouave name originally came from a part of the19th century French Army linked to French North Africa. Their uniforms and tactics were based on those of the Algerian Berbers who earned a reputation for their fast moving, agile fighting style. The uniform included a pair of baggy trousers (sometimes bright red), short open jacket, a sash and an oriental headgear. Numerous zouave regiments were organized from soldiers of the United States of America during the American Civil War. The Union army had more than seventy volunteer zouave regiments throughout the conflict, while the Confederates fielded about twenty-five Zouave companies
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