The Bahia Zouaves were a volunteer outfit formed entirely from freed slaves from the plantations from Bahia State. It’s history in the Great Paraguayan War was a short one, disbanding in 1866, after just more than a year’s service.
How could I could resist this uniform?
- The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct
- The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Verses the Triple Alliance, 1866-70