New York? 1860s. Item #CAT0150
An unusual image of a Zouave soldier in an outdoor setting, holding a horse. During the Civil War, roughly 95 Zouave regiments formed, adopting the names, uni-forms and sometimes fighting styles of the North African Zouave brigades. The bulk - about 70 of the regiments - fought for the Union cause. We were unable to determine anything else about this soldier, though the image was found in a New York estate. New York was home to two of the most famous Zouave brigades, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry and the 11th New York Volunteer In-fantry. A nearly fine image with a slight crease, housed in a full case.