Confederate Infantryman, 1863

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Sculpture: Eduard Pérez
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 1
Scale: 1/16
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One of the most evocative and archetypical images of the American Civil War is the classic Confederate infantry soldier. Almost from the beginning, the Confederacy had serious trouble to equip their soldiers in a proper and coherent way and they tried to compensate their lack of equipment and supplies with lots of tenacity and courage.

In this bust we have tried to portray the typical Confederate soldier, even if his jacket and headdress allow to portray him as a Confederate or Unionist. The uniform is based on a particular Confederate regiment, the 1st Florida Cavalry, in 1862. The jacket model belongs to the model from the Wytheville depot, in Virginia. For the federal army it can also represent the model produced for the New York State militia (SNY). Due to the lack of rigid specifications concerning patterns and the need to equip thousands of soldiers in a really short time, any sewing workshop or tailor received the order to produce garments for the armies. That’s the main reason for the most evident variations in these pieces of clothing.

The kepi is the most used model during the war and it is possible for the Confederate soldiers to wear even the Federal model. According to regulations of both armies, this headdress had to be made following the style of the French Army’s kepi, fashionable at that time.