Joe L. Weakley Sr., American Zouave soldier


Three-quarter length portrait of Joe Weakley Sr., believed to be a "Dunlap Zouave." He wears a traditional Zouave uniform with kepi and has an infantry sword on his belt.

  • Zouaves regiments adopted the dress and tactics of North African French light infantry
  • Some regiments selected it as their standard uniform; others were awarded the uniform for impressive service.