By Philip Katcher
Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own govt in 1861, one in every of their first strikes used to be to organise a military. The South's struggling with males served from the time in their enlistment till the tip of the conflict, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this although one of many first steps taken by way of the hot military used to be to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes reading American Civil warfare armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued through the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.
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