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Uniform of the Confederate States army.--Army regulations have been issued for the uniform adopted by the War Department of the Confederate States, and are as follows:--The coat to be of cadet gray cloth, short tunic, double-breasted, two rows of buttons down the breast, two inches apart at the waist, and widening towards the shoulders. Pantaloons of sky-blue cloth, made full in the leg. The different corps of the service to be distinguished by the color of their trimmings — blue for infantry, red for artillery, and yellow for cavalry. The buttons to be of plain gilt, convex form, three-quarters of an inch in diameter. In the artillery corps, the buttons to be stamped with the letter A; and in infantry and cavalry, the buttons will bear only the number of the regiment.

For the General and the officers of his staff, the dress will be of dark blue cloth, trimmed with gold; for the medical department, black cloth, with gold and velvet trimming. All badges of distinction are to be marked upon the sleeves and collars. Badges of distinguished rank, on the collar only. For a Brigadier-General, three large stars; for a Colonel, two large stars; for a Lieutenant-Colonel, one large star; for a Major, one small star, and a horizontal bar; for a Captain, three small stars; for a First Lieutenant, two small stars; for a Second Lieutenant, one small star.

For General and Staff officers, the buttons will be of bright gilt, convex, rounded at the edge — a raised eagle at the centre, surrounded by thirteen stars. Exterior diameter of large-sized button, one inch; [99] of small size, one-half inch. For officers of the corps of Engineers, the same button is to be used, except that in the place of the eagle and stars, there will be a raised E in German text., For officers of artillery, infantry, riflemen, and cavalry, the button will be a plain gilt convex, with a large raised letter in the centre — A for artillery, I for infantry, &c. The exterior diameter of large-sized button, seven-eighths of an inch; small size, one-half inch.

No cap has yet been adopted.--N. O. Picayune, May 25.

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