Zouave Fez

Felt hats, in the shape of a truncated cone, like this one, added an exotic flair to the highly elaborate and distinct Zouave uniform. The navy blue felt and green tassel combination of this fez typically indicated an Irish regiment. This fez was a part of a uniform from the 164th New York Infantry Regiment, also known as Corcoran’s Irish Legion. This regiment received volunteers from Irish immigrant communities in both the western and eastern cities of New York.
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Physical Description
blue (overall color)
green (tassel color)
overall (boxed): 11 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Kagan, Neil, editor. Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

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