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The Civil War Zouave Database

Pre-Civil War and Civil War Zouave Units and Uniforms



Here is a list of Zouave Units in the Civil War or ones that were active shortly before the start of hostilities. Click on the name of the unit to see a picture of their uniform. It is probably never going to be a complete list, but I shall try my best to get as many listed as I possibly can. E-mail shaung@superpa.net


Alabama

  • Alabama Zouaves - Capt. E.M. Law's Co., AL Vol. Inf.
  • 2nd Regt. Militia / 4th AL Inf., Co. B - Tuskegee Zouaves / Alabama Zouaves
  • 15th AL Inf., Co. J,K - Eufaula Zouaves
  • Capt. John G. Smith's Co., AL Vol. Inf. - Tallapoosa Zouaves

    Arkansas

  • 2nd AK Inf., Co. ? (attached from February to June 1862)- Zarvona's Zouaves/Potomac Zouaves/Maryland (Guerrilla) Zouaves (also listed under MD and VA)

    California

  • Howell Zouaves - 1865 Nevada County Militia Company
  • Ellsworth Zouave Cadets - 1864 San Francisco Militia Company
  • Tittle Zouaves - 1864 San Francisco Militia Company
  • San Jose Zouaves - Santa Clara County Militia Company
  • Santa Clara Zouaves - Santa Clara County Militia Company
  • California Zouaves - 1861 Yuba County Militia Company
  • 1st Marysville Zouaves - 1861 Yuba County Militia Company
  • 1st CA Art. Reg., (attached Infantry company) - Ellsworth Guard (Zouaves) [In late 1863 the name was altered to add 'Zouaves'. In sept. 65 changed name to 'Pioneer Zouaves'.]

    Delaware

  • 1st DE Inf., Co. A, & Co. B - Delaware Blues (Delaware Zouaves)

    District of Columbia

  • Washington Light Inf., Co. A(also seen as Co. E) - Washington Zouaves

    Georgia

  • Thomasville Zouaves
  • Augusta Zouaves
  • Macon Volunteer Zouaves
  • Young Zouaves
  • 4th GA Inf., Co. ? - ?(possibly the Camden Chasseurs, Co. D, 4th GA Cav.)

    Illinois

  • Lake Forest Zouaves - Militia Company from Lake Forest College(organized by Ellsworth)
  • 1st IL Lt. Artillery, Battery M - O___? Zouaves
  • 7th IL Inf., Co. I - Springfield Zouave Cadets
  • 11th IL Inf., Co. E - Rockford Zouaves
  • 19th IL Inf., Co. A,K - Chicago Zouaves / Ellsworth Zouave Cadets / Chicago Zouave Cadets / "Col. Scott's Zouave Regt."
  • 37th IL Inf., Co. K - Vermilion County Zouaves
  • 59th IL Inf. / 9th MO Infantry - Zouaves (also listed under MO)
  • 60th Reg. IL State Militia, Co. H - U.S. Zouave Cadets 2nd view of members
  • 77th IL Veteran Inf.
  • 118th IL Mounted Inf.

    Indiana

  • Hezekiah Brown's Independent Co. Inf., Indiana Legion(30 days) - Davis Zouaves (of New Albany)
  • Independent Zouaves of Indianapolis
  • Lafayette Zouaves - quasi-military boys' company
  • Montgomery Guards - Crawfordsville, IN
  • 9th IN Inf., Co. K (3 months) [Capt. Dudley H. Chase's Co.] - Logansport Zouave Guard
  • Fort Harrison Guard Zouaves - (of Terre Haute) organized March 1860, became Co. C, 11th IN Inf.
  • 11th IN Inf. - Wallace's Zouaves(first zouave uniform, 3 months enlistment)
  • 11th Regt. Indiana Zouaves (this was the Regt's official name, as they were the only Zouave Regt. to not be "Volunteer Infantry" but instead to be "Regiment of Indiana Zouaves") - Wallace's Zouaves(second zouave uniform, late '61-'65)
  • 12th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 18th IN Veteran Inf. - ? 2nd View of Private
  • 22nd IN Veteran Inf. - wore veteran shell jacket. Looking for clear enough image to see details such as presence of tombeaux.
  • 24th IN Veteran Inf.
  • 34th IN Veteran Inf. - Morton Rifles
  • 36th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 43rd IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 46th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 47th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 49th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 67th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 99th IN Veteran Inf. - ?
  • 100th IN Inf. - ?

    Iowa

  • Capt. A. A. Graham's Company - Brush Bend Zouaves
  • 1st IA Vol. Inf., Co. E - Burlington Zouaves
  • 28th IA Vol. Inf. - ? Second view of 28th IA member.

    Kansas

  • David Block's Independent Co. KS Inf.(30 days) - Kansas Zouaves / Leavenworth Zouaves

    Kentucky

  • Marion Rifle Zouaves - Infantry Company Militia
  • Halbert Zouaves - Infantry Company Militia
  • Crittenden Union Zouaves - Infantry Company Militia
  • Dupont Zouaves - Infantry Company Militia
  • Tompkins Zouaves - Militia Company called up by US Brigadier General Anderson, Sept. '61
  • 2nd KY Inf., Co. H - Kentucky Zouave Cadets

    Louisiana

  • Inkerman Zouaves - New Orleans Theatre Troop
  • Consolidated Crescent Regt., Co. ?(Capt. W. F. Fry's Company) - Crescent Zouaves
  • Hope Guard
  • Louisiana Fire Brigade
  • Orleans Light Guard Battalion
  • French Zouave Battalion, European Brigade(New Orleans Foreign Legion) - Tirailleurs Francais
  • Young Cadets/LA Cadets - attached to Orleans Rifle Battalion
  • Home Sentinels - Iberville Parish Militia
  • Munroe Cadets - joined with Munroe Zouaves to form Ouachita Fencibles
  • Munroe Zouaves - joined with Munroe Cadets to form Ouachita Fencibles
  • 1st Battalion Lousiana Inf./ 1st Confederate State Zouave Battalion - Coppen's Zouaves
  • St. Leon Dupeire's Zouave Battalion / 1st LA Mounted Zouaves(2nd battalion Coppens' Zouaves)
  • Louisiana Battalion Zouaves and Chasseurs(Consolidation of Coppens' Zouaves and St. Pauls’ Chasseurs a’ Pied -May 31st, 1862)
  • 1st LA Inf. Battalion, Co. B - Crescent City Rifles
  • Co. B Wheat's LA Battalion/Wheat's Special Battalion/2nd LA Infantry Battalion - Tiger Rifles
  • 2nd LA Inf. Regt. - Louisiana Zouaves
  • 5th LA Inf., Co. K - Munroe Guards
  • 10th LA Inf., Co. I - Tirailleurs D'Orleans
  • 13th LA Inf.(13th & 20th Consol. Inf.), 6 companies - Avegno Zouaves/Battalion of Governor's Guards
  • 14th LA Inf., Co. ? - ? Zouaves
  • 15th LA Inf., Co. H - Louisiana Turcos

    Maine

  • Bowdoin Zouaves - Bowdoin College Military Club
  • 1st Maine Inf., Co. K - Lewistown Zouaves

    Maryland

  • Maryland Guard Battalion/1st MD Inf., CSA, Co. E(Formerly part of 53rd Regt. Md. Vol. Militia) - Maryland Guard Zouaves - Second View of Members
  • Capt. Zarvona's Independant Zouave Company, CSA, later 47th VA Inf., Co. H(transferred to 2nd Arkansas Battalion) - Zarvona's Zouaves/Potomac Zouaves/Maryland (Guerrilla) Zouaves
  • 1st MD Home Brigade Inf., Co.E- Frederick Zouaves

    Massachusetts

  • Capt. Reed's Company - Sarsfield Zouaves (named for the man who bought their uniforms)
  • Adjutant C. M. Whelden's company - Independant Zouaves
  • "Capt. Brady's Zouave Co."
  • 1st MA Inf., Co ? - Chadwick Light Infantry Zouaves
  • 8th Mass. Inf.,Co. J (later Co. I)(3 months)/ 50th MVM, Co. A/ 13th Unattached Co. MVM - Salem Zouaves
  • 8th Mass. Inf.,Co. G(3 months)/ 50th MVM, Co. A/ 13th Unattached Co. MVM - American Guard , Second Photo of member.
  • 19th Mass. Infantry, Co. K - Boston Tiger Fire Zouaves(rifle company)
  • 23rd Mass. Inf., Co. A - Salem Zouaves
  • 27th Mass. Inf., Band - ? Zouaves (1864)
  • 30th Mass. Inf., Co. I - Boston Fire Zouaves
  • 43rd Mass. Inf. - Boston Light Infantry / Tiger Regt.

    Michigan

  • Jackson Zouaves
  • 1st Battalion Frontier Guards - Co. ?, U.S. Zouave Cadets
  • 4th MI Inf. - (image of Regimental zouave uniform), Co. G - (Trenton Volunteers wore militia uniform of "red cap, blue jacket, and red pants")
  • 6th MI Inf., Co. ?(not co. A,H,E,D or K)- ? Zouaves
  • 8th MI Inf., Co E - Elder Zouaves

    Minnesota

  • 1st MN Inf., Co. E - St. Anthony Zouaves

    Misc. / Unknown State

  • Belvidere Zouave Co. (Possibly New Jersey)

    Mississippi

  • 13th MS Inf. - Lauderdale Zouaves

    Missouri

  • Polk County Rangers - MO State Guard Militia ("red trowsers and gray jackets cut in zouave style")
  • 1st Regiment MO Volunteer Militia., Artillery Company - St. Louis Artillery
  • 2nd MO(Minute Men)Vol. Militia - ? Zouaves
  • 3rd MO Regt., U.S.R.(Reserve?) Corps., Co. A - Turner Zouaves
  • 8th MO Infantry, USA - Fighting Irish Zouaves / American Zouaves
  • 9th MO Infantry / 59th IL Inf. - Zouaves (also listed under IL)
  • 31st MO Inf. - Wide Awake Zouaves

    Nebraska

  • 1st NE Inf, Co. ?(Captain W. W. Ivors' Co.) - Zouave Guard

    New Jersey

  • Communipaw Zouaves
  • Battery B, 1st Regt., N.J. Vol. Lt. Arty. - ? Zouaves
  • 2nd Regt. Foot Militia, Co. H - ? Zouaves
  • 4th NJ Militia - Olden Legion (20th NJ Infantry), Co. G, Camden Zouaves/Camden Fire Zouaves/West Jersey Zouaves - Captain John R. Cunningham (1st company in NJ to enlist)
  • 10th NJ Inf., Co. ? *Currently under research, as might possibly be 4th NJ Militia*
  • 14th NJ Inf., Co. H - McClellan Zouaves
  • 33rd NJ Inf. - Mindl's Zouaves / 2nd Zouaves
  • 35th NJ Inf. - Cladek's Zouaves

    New York

  • Ellsworth Guard
  • Harewood Zouaves
  • Lansing Zouaves
  • 45th NYSM, Co ? - Seymour Light Artillery Zouaves
  • Phoenix Zouaves
  • 2nd NY Infantry, Co. ? (Capt. G.V. Boutelle's Co.) - ? Zouaves
  • 3rd NY Infantry, Co. E - Syracuse Zouaves
  • 5th Ny Inf. - Duryee's Zouaves
  • 5th NY Veteran Volunteers - Duryee's Zouaves
  • 6th NY Inf. - Wilson's Zouaves
  • 7th NY Inf. - Steuben Rangers/ Steuben Rifles / 1st Steuben Regt.
  • 9th NYSM, Co. B - Brooklyn Greys
  • 9th NY Inf. - Hawkin's Zouaves, Lightning Zouaves, Little Zoo-Zoos
  • 10th NYSM, Co. A - Albany Zouave Cadets
  • 10th NY Inf. - National Zouaves (Co. A - Original national Guard Zouaves, Co. C - Volunteer State Zouaves, Co. F - Morgan State Zouaves)
  • 11th NY Inf. - Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves/ 1st Fire Zouaves
  • 12th NYSM - Onondaga County Regiment, Independence Guard, "The Dozen"(Drum Corps were Zouaves, Regt. were chasseurs)
  • 14th Brooklyn / 84th NY Inf. - Brooklyn Chasseurs. (were chasseurs, but their uniforms were based on Ellsworth's US Zouave Cadets)
  • 18th NY Inf., Co. A - Gridley's Zouaves / The Second Zouaves
  • 17th NY Veteran Infantry - "Red-Headed Woodpeckers"
  • 20th NY Regt., Co. G - ? Zouaves
  • 41st NY Inf., Co. ? - DeKalb Zouaves
  • 42nd NY Inf. - ? Zouaves
  • 44th NY Inf. - Ellsworth's Avengers/ People's Ellsworth Regt.
  • 47th NYSV - Imperial Zouaves
  • 51st Regt. NYSM, Co. A - Shepard Rifles
  • 53rd NY Inf. - D'Epineuil's Zouaves
  • 55th NYSM(also 55th NYSM), Co. F - Gardes Lafayette
  • 57th NY Inf., Co. ? - Washington Zouaves
  • 62nd NY Inf. - Anderson's Zouaves
  • 66th NY Inf., Co. B - Empire Zouaves
  • 69th NYSM, Co. K - Irish Zouaves
  • 73rd NY Inf - 2nd Fire Zouaves
  • 74th NY Inf., Co. B - U.S. Zouave Cadets
  • 75th NY Inf., Co. A - ? Zouaves
  • 87th NY Inf., Co. B / 13th Brooklyn, Co. B - Brooklyn Zouaves/Washington Zouaves
  • 119th NY Inf., Co. ? (Capt. Pleissner's Co.) - Union College Zouaves
  • 125th NY Inf., Co. ? - ? (image found of member in zouave jacket, will post soon)
  • 140th NY Inf. - The Second Monroe County Regiment / Rochester Racehorses / Ryan Zouaves (Jan. 1864 onwards)
  • 146th NY Inf. - Garrard's Tigers (June 1863 onwards)
  • 164th NY. Inf. - Corcoran's Irish Zouaves
  • 165th NY Inf. - 2nd Battalion Duryee Zouaves
  • 178th NY Inf. - 2nd Regt. Hawkin's Zouaves

    Ohio

  • 2nd OH Vol. Militia, Co. D - Cincinnati Zouaves/ Cincinnati Zouave Guards, Co. F - Springfield Zouaves, Co. ? - Gidding's Zouaves
  • 4th OVI, Co. F - The Canton Zouaves
  • 7th OVI, Co. A - Clevland Zouave Light Guard, Co. B - Sprague(Cleveland) Zouave Cadets
  • 34th OVI - Piatt's Zouaves
  • 53rd OVI - ? (1864-65)
  • 54th OVI - 2nd Zouaves
  • 76th OVI - ? (1864-65)

    Pennsylvania

  • Barstow Zouaves - of Sommerville, PA
  • Brownell Zouaves - Separate Company Formed In Philadelphia In 1861
  • Ellsworth Zouave Cadets - Separate Company Formed In Philadelphia In 1861
  • Fairfield Zouaves - Militia Company formed in Spring '61.
  • Pittsburgh Zouaves(1860)
  • Sumwalt's Zouaves / Gettysburg Zouaves - Militia Company formed in May '61. Lasted until 1870s.
  • United States Zouaves - Separate Company Formed In Philadelphia In 1861
  • Washington Zouaves - Separate Company Formed In Philadelphia In 1861
  • 1st Company, Gymnast Zouaves - Pre-war unit, became Co. B, 23rd PA
  • 2nd Company, Gymnast Zouaves - Pre-war unit, became Co. K, 23rd PA
  • Pittsburgh Fire Zouaves - 2nd VA Inf. USA, Co. D / 5th WV Cav., Co. D (also listed under VA and WV)
  • 1st PA Militia(1860-61) / 18th PVI, Co. D - Philadelphia Zouave Corps(1861) 2nd View of Private and Officer
  • 3rd PA Inf., Co. I - Negley Zouaves, Co. K - Johnstown Zouave Cadets
  • 5th PA Inf., Co. K - United States Zouaves
  • 7th PA Inf., Co. F - Pennsylvania Zouaves
  • 12th PA Inf., Co. I(3 months) - Zouave Cadets
  • 23rd PVI - Birney's Fire Zouaves
  • 28th PA Inf., Co. H - Zouave Cadets
  • 32nd PA Inf, Co. A (3rd PA Reserves) Musicians - ? Zouaves
  • 47th PA Inf., Co. I - Allen Zouaves
  • 50th PA Inf., Co. B - Ellsworth's Zouaves
  • 54th PA Inf., Co. A - Johnstown Zouave Cadets, Co. B - Stoystown Zouaves
  • 57th PA Inf. - Co. ? - ? Zouaves
  • 61st PA Inf., Co. B - Ellsworth Legion, Co. D - Emley Zouaves, Co. G - Holt Guard, Co. H - Independent Greys/Birney's Zouaves, Co. I - Birney's Zouaves, Co. K - 1st Pennsylvania Zouaves
  • 62nd PA Inf., Co. L - Chambers Zouaves
  • 63rd PA Inf., Co. D - Pittsburgh Fire Zouaves
  • 69th PA Inf., Co. I - Tiger Zouaves, Co. K? - Baker Guard Zouaves
  • 71st PA Inf., Co. R - Washington City Zouaves
  • 72nd PVI - Baxter's Fire Zouaves(Co. E -Ellsworth Zouaves)
  • 74th PA Inf., Co. I - Hooveler Zouaves
  • 76th PVI - Keystone Zouaves(Co. A -Lawrence Zouaves, Co. B - Sharon Zouaves, Co. C - Iron Heads Zouaves, Co. H - Curtin Zouaves)
  • 85th PA, Co. A - ? Zouaves
  • 87th PVI, Co. A - Ellsworth Zouaves, Co. F - Independent Blues of Gettysburg
  • 88th PA Inf., Co. A - Junior Fire Zouaves, Co. B - Neversink Zouaves
  • 93rd PVI, Co. B - Union Zouaves
  • 95th PVI - Gosline's Zouaves
  • 99th PA Inf., Co. G - Union Zouaves, Co. I - Jackson Zouaves
  • 102nd PA Inf., Co. C - Birmingham Zouaves, Co. I - Iron City Zouaves, Co. M - Pittsburgh Zouaves
  • 114th PVI - Collis' Zouaves / Zouaves d'Afrique
  • 122nd PA Inf., Co. K - Schaeffer Zouaves / Lancaster Zouaves
  • 127th PVI, Co. A - First City Zouaves(1862)[formed as an indep. militia company in 1861], Co. B - Harrisburg Fire Zouaves
  • 155th PVI - Ayres' Zouaves(Co. I - Park Zouaves) (1864)

    Rhode Island

  • 10th RI Inf., Co. H - Burnside Zouaves

    South Carolina

  • 1st Regt. of Rifles - Charleston Zouave Cadets / Chichester Zouaves / McClellan Zouaves
  • 2nd Inf. Battalion, Hampton Legion, Co. H - South Carolina Zouave Volunteers / McCord's Zouaves

    Tennessee

  • Nashville Zouaves, CSA - Nashville Militia, A. C. Bauer O.S.
  • 6th TN Vol. Inf, CSA, Co A - Gotten Zouaves
  • 154th TN Vol. Inf., CSA, CO. ? - Harris Zouave Cadets(Memphis Zouaves)
  • 1st TN Zouaves / Anglade's Zouaves (failed to complete organization) - Capt. M. O. Brooks' Co. - McCann Zouaves,

    Texas

  • ? TX Inf., Co ? - Magruder Zouave Cadets
  • 1st Regt. Galveston Vol. Militia, Co. ? - Galveston Zouaves
  • 9th Texas Infantry, Co ? - Galveston Zouaves

    United States Troops

  • 10th US. Colored Troops

    Vermont

  • 4th VT Inf., Co. A - Bennington Zouaves

    Virginia

  • 1st VA Inf., Co. F - Beauregard Rifles/ "The Zouaves"
  • 2nd VA Inf. USA, Co. D / 5th WV Cav., Co. D - Pittsburgh Fire Zouaves (also listed under PA and WV)
  • 19th VA Inf., Co. A - Monticello Guard
  • 44th VA Inf., Co. E - Richmond Zouaves
  • 47th VA Inf., Co. H(transferred to 2nd Arkansas Battalion) - Zarvona's Zouaves/Potomac Zouaves/Maryland (Guerrilla) Zouaves

    West Virginia

  • 5th WV Cav., Co. D / 2nd VA Inf. USA, Co. D - Pittsburgh Fire Zouaves (also listed under VA and PA)

    Wisconsin

  • Burlington Zouaves
  • 1st Regiment WI Militia, Co. ? - Racine Zouave Cadets
  • 1st WI Inf., Co. D - National Zouaves
  • 5th WI Inf., Co. B - Milwaukee Zouave Cadets
  • 8th WI Inf., Co. G - Janesville Fire Zouaves
  • 11th WI Inf., Co. F - Harvey Zouaves, Co. G - Randall Zouaves, Co. I - Fox River Zouaves
  • 13th WI Inf., Co. B - Janesville Zouaves
  • 23rd WI Inf., Co. A - Madison Zouaves

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