Uniform Guidelines of the Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves
|The following are the Uniform guidelines of the “Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves.” These are simply an outline of what we would like to see all the members of the Company outfitted with, these guidelines are not written in stone, and with more research will come updates and modifications that will help us to better portray the men of that we portray. It is understood that some of these items might not be possible for new members to obtain when they first join the Company, most of the members of our Company started out with just the basic Uniform and have built upon that. No one is expected to show up for their first event with everything on this list. Come out with what you have and we will do what we can to help you with the rest.|
Sutlers and Suppliers
A. Coat. The style of Coats to be used by the members of the Palmetto Rifleman shall be one of three patterns. (1) Frock; (2) Sack; (3) Shell.
C. Headgear. Two types of headgear will be acceptable for the Palmetto Riflemen, they are as follows: (1) Kepi; (2) Brim (Civilian) Hat.
A. Jacket. A correct patterned Hawkins Zouave uniform jacket is made of dark 'Army issue' blue wool.
B. Vest. A correct patterned Zouave vest with 5 side buttons and tabs with a red wool tape.
C. Sash. A red wool sash measuring 9 inches by 10 feet.
D. Trousers. Pantaloons, or pants, will be made of coarser and tighter wool material than the jackets, but of the same color.
E. Gaiters / Leggings. Gaiters are to be of two constructions: leather and canvas duck. No strap canvas gaiters will be tolerated.
F. Fez. Two different fez patterns are acceptable: (1) A small pattern with yellow cord edging, creased and with blue wool tassel; (2) A small pattern fez without cording and a blue wool tassel.
G. Insignia. Medals, and special markers are forbidden. A 14th Corps Badge, Hat brass (Hunter's Horn), Company letters (of a small size), and numbers (also of a small size) are allowed, but only within reason. Insignia will be worn on the fez or jacket, NOT ON THE VEST.
A. Shirts. Shirts will be made of natural fibers, cotton, muslin, linen and wool.
B. Underwear. Like undervests they should be composed of linen or cotton for summer wear and supplemented in winter or cold weather with another issue of wool.
C. Socks. Theses should be made of wool or cotton.
D. Shoes. Only those made from period patterns and of leather with wooden soles will be tolerated.
Arms & Equipment
E. Waistbelt & Buckle. Waistbelts will be constructed of good strong black leather with a keeper at one end and a buckle at the other. Buckles will be an Oval "S.C." Belt plate.
A. Haversack. A tarred haversack of the 1855 Model, New York Pattern, with a canvas bag inside attached by three pewter buttons.
B. Canteen. Canteens will be the 1858 smoothside canteen covered in either brown, butternut, or gray wool.
C. Cartridge Box. All Cartridge Boxes will be made of black leather and will be carried on the waistbelt.
D. Cap Pouch. The following two varieties of Cap Pouches are acceptable; (1) The Standard federal shield pattern cap pouch; (2) The Hawkins' Pattern cap pouch.
E. Waistbelt & Buckle. Waistbelts will be constructed of good strong black leather with a keeper at one end and a buckle at the other. Buckles will be of one of the following plates: (1) An 1858 standard oval "U.S." Belt plate; (2) An 1845 to 1862 New York State "S.N.Y." Belt plate.
F. Musket & Bayonet. Three types of weapons are allowed within the Company for the Federal Impression, with the proper Bayonets for each. (1) The 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket; (2) The 1842 Springfield Rifle Musket; (3) The 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket.
G. Drill Books. "Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics", ca. 1855, and "McClellan's Bayonet Drill Manual", ca. 1855.
| The following are a list of sutler's that carry some of the items listed above. None of the below at this time supply the proper Hawkins pattern Zouave uniforms, the company does have have a supplier for uniforms, for those interested in obtaining a Hawkins pattern uniform please e-mail the Company Commander for more information.|