Private confederate . ACW.
In the years 1861-65. waged a bloody civil war between the agrarian South and industrial North USA unleashed a union of 11 southern slave states, who wished to form an independent state - Confederate States of America - the Confederacy.
The war began well for the South defeat the army of northerners in a number of battles in the years 1861-62. However, the battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863 ended in victory for the northerners, and was a turning point in the war. Resources of the southern states by this time have been completely exhausted. The following year, the army invaded the northern and southern states in the spring of 1865 the last Confederate troops surrendered in Appomatoks. The result was to preserve the unity of states and abolished slavery.
In the Confederate Army basic color of army uniforms, was elected gray - in contrast to the blue in the northerners. Rules prescribed for the infantry gray double-breasted Tunic with blue collar and cuffs, and light blue trousers. As a hat - gray cap with a blue lining. Very soon, the Confederate Army soldiers began to experience a shortage of uniforms. Manufacture of uniforms and equipment have not been properly established in the South throughout the war.
Soldier-Southerner dressed in a gray single-breasted jacket and trousers. On his head faded slouch hat. Over the shoulder roll in wearing colored woolen blanket. Belt with capsule bag of brown or black skin. Cartridge pouch and black or brown with a brass buckle, which are stamped letters CS.
Bag of things could be either of a white canvas or black leather. On the feet are black or brown Boots with a linen or canvas leggings.