First stop was the rather fun card game 'First Bull Run'. I managed to collect almost all of the cards in the early 1990s, and as well as providing a very effective game the cards also provide uniform references for all the units at First Bull Run/Manassas. I'd be surprised if they really manage to do that, but it was a brave effort at the least. Anyway, nothing really stood out there, so I turned to an old favourite:
Philip Haythornthwaite's book provided me with colour details for my several hundred 15mm ACW figures back in the mid and late 1980s, before the interwebtron brought instant answers. But nothing stood out there either, so it was over to:
Robin Smith's two volume uniforms of the ACW, from Brassey's. Both books are packed with the most fascinating period photographs, largely portrait photographs taken at the beginning of the war. There is a wealth of meaning in them, they are quite remarkable. But that still doesn't answer my Zouave colours - I think it's imagi-nation time.