Civil War Uniforms: A Photo Guide : Confederate Forces by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

A lot of those pictures have survived to supply historians and fanatics with actual information on uniforms and guns. 1000's of real replications are offered the following with insightful captions stating information that the common observer may perhaps pass over. occasionally the faces themselves inform the tales, occasionally the clues lie within the quantity or placement of buttons or in insignia upon a breastplate. A chronology of significant battles and turning issues provides standpoint, whereas an outline of the aim of every corps and squadron offers a different perspective at the members. Uniforms and guns are defined and illustrated intimately lending much more aspiring to the images all through.

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