Is there really a correct colour when it comes to uniforms, weather and wear took its toll on dyes. British scarlet could be reduced to pink and almost white after a lengthy service in India. The last time I painted ACW trousers I took the colour from the uniforms in Gettysburg. Disregarding the main actors uniforms I looked to the extras as these guys are re-enactors they wear their uniforms on a regular basis and they are subject to the stress of wear and tear as the originals. The last colours I tried were Citidel’s Fenris grey as a base with Alaitoc blue as mid tone, with varying amounts of white for the highlight dry brush.