- Item 101132 - Civil War era soldier's garb, ca. 1866
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- Item 101132
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In a "Scrap & Sketch Book" he began writing in 1864, John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, compared what people thought a soldier might look like before the Civil War with this illustration of "What a million of men found constituted a soldier from 1861-1866."Show Details
Starting on page 114 of the book, Martin described in detail the soldier's uniform and gear. He followed the page of illustration with a "Chapter on Soldiers."