Zouave fez

Description
This fez belonged to the uniform of the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Assembled in Philadelphia, the regiment was under the command of Charles H.T. Collis and was referred to as the Zouaves d' Afrique and, later as the Collis Zouaves. The 114th participated in numerous battles including the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Throughout the war the Collis Zouaves were known for their gallantry in action. This distinction was prominently noted when Collis received the Medal of Honor for his brave leadership during the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Collis Zouaves mustered out of service on May 29, 1865.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fez
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
gold (tassel color)
ID Number
AF*24951.03
accession number
64127
catalog number
24951.03
subject
Military
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Kagan, Neil, editor. Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.