Jack, you probably read me wrong.
Mrinku, "No harm, no foul" I always say.
Apart from headgear, the base uniforms for ACW are pretty close to what all nations wore from post-Crimea through to the end of the century. One ended up as a western sherriff, and I'll likely do a couple more cowboys. -mrinku
And I have to say, I do appreciate the information regarding the "base uniforms" of the time period. I had no idea that the 'world' per say, had fallen into such a.. 'commonality' (for lack of better term) during the turning of the century.
You know.. I have always enjoyed 'reading' history, but so many of you guys have shown me, with your knowledge regarding weapons, equipment and perhaps most important uniform details, that like many of you, I should have gone beyond simply a reader of history and more of a "student".
Oh and you do know now.. Im going to be expecting (seriously hopeing) to see how that "Sheriff" conversion turned out. Another "I would have never thought of doing that". LOL But very eager to see the result.