American Civil War Zouaves

American Civil War Zouaves

Elite 62
  • Author: Robin Smith
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: ELI 62
  • Publication Date: 15 May 1996
  • ISBN: 9781855325715
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Among the mass of units formed in the early months of the American Civil War were several of the colourful Zouave units. Inspired by the French colonial units raised in North Africa with their distinctive uniforms and reputation as hard fighters, units with names as colourful as their uniforms began to appear. In this volume Robin Smith details the uniforms and battles of these flamboyant units. Bill Younghusband is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most popular illustrators of 18th and 19th century military subjects, and has already contributed to a number of Osprey titles.

Biographical Note

Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex; his three children Adam, Jason, and Christa are all professionally active in various artistic disciplines.

Contents

Introduction The American Zouave Craze Firemen Zouaves New York's Finest Zouaves East & West New Jersey Zoos-Zoos The Avengers Proud Pennsylvanians The Bloody Wilderness Southern Tigers Coppens' Wild Zouaves Zouave Dress Zouaves in Skirts

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