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Teen teaches about Zouaves

April 18, 2014
By BRUCE THOMAS - Senior columnist , Tribune Chronicle

I had heard of Zouaves before, but my first experience of meeting a modern day Zouaves was at the recent CW 150 Frederick Douglass Event at Trumbull County Courthouse. Marching into Courtroom No. 1 along with Civil War reenactors in conventional Union uniforms was a 15-year-old boy dressed in an uncommonly colorful uniform consisting of brick-red baggy pants, a dark blue short, a tight jacket embroidered in red with light blue cuffs over a white linen shirt, with white canvas leggings, Civil War style brogans and a red fez with a yellow tassel and embroidered trim.



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