Re: "Real" Confederates or reenactors?....
Personal Preference is the number one reason for pinning or not pinning the brim up. Cavalry Sabers are carried in the right hand, so you would expect a trooper to pin up the right side of their hat. Scott's Tactics Carry Arms (Shoulder Arms) is on the left side, so you would expect Regulars and the Iron Brigade regiments to pin their left side hats up. Casey's Shoulder Arms is on the right side......
Originally Posted by Hank Trent
But we see pictures of say, Company I 7th Wisconsin at Falmouth, and their hats are pinned or not pinned on either/both sides.
I switch mine from right to left depending upon whether I'm doing mounted cavalry or mounted infantry bugler.
Your mileage will vary.
(Mr. Robert James Samp, Junior)
Bugle, Bugle, Bugle