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The Lauderdale Zouaves

Zouave troops were common on both sides of the Civil War, ordinary Americans who chose to distinguish themselves by unusual and presumably expensive uniforms: baggy red pantaloons, embroidered jackets and fez or low turban hats cocked on the backs of … Continue reading

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Thirteenth private buried at Arlington

Sometime in about May, 1864, a private from the Lauderdale Zouaves who had been captured by the Union was buried on a hillside near Washington City. Private Michael Quinn was an unmarried 35-year-old “ditcher” when he enlisted at Lauderdale Station … Continue reading

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