This photograph is of the tails coat of Private Richard Alexander of Company B "The Gotten Zouaves", 6th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. This homespun coat is made of brown jean with 3/4" red cotton broadcloth tape around the top of the collar (somewhat visible in scan). The body and sleeves are lined with red and white stripped calico cotton fabric. It has two interior applique pockets, with the left breast pocket made of the lining material and the right breast pocket made of the jean material. The nine button on the front of the jacket are brass coin buttons with the backmark "Warranted / Rich Orange". The coat was made by his Aunt M.B. Mentlo, and is currently in the Sam Davis Home collection. Image courtesy of the 6th TN reenactors website, linked below.
Composed of Men from Madison County, TN.
Organized May 23, 1861; Confederate service August 12, 1861; reorganized May 6, 1862; formed Company "A", 1st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment April 9, 1865; paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, 'May 1, 1865.