2/3 This is the uniform for an American confederate soldier. During the Civil War, Confederate uniforms were gray kepi, jacket and trousers. Due to weathering, they started to have a light brownish color. Southern soldiers got the nickname "Butternuts" as a result.
In one of the most famous photographs of the Civil War, three captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge on or about July 15, 1863, following the Battle of Gettysburg. The extraordinary clarity of the image allows viewers to study the soldiers’ uniforms and accoutrements, but the historian Shelby Foote has focused more on their body language.