Re: Enlisted trousers for Federal company officers?
I don't have any way to prove this, but I believe that officers would wear enlisted uniforms while on campaign. It's my believe that when you're being shot at, you don't want to make yourself stand out. I don't have them in front of me but there are numerous accounts of soldiers being told to aim at the officers during battle.
If anyone can document this it would be greatly appreciated.
Backus's Bodacious Battery (PNB gun crew)
1st Maine Cavalry