Confederate Infantryman 1861–65

Confederate Infantryman 1861–65

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  • Author: Ian Drury
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Short code: WAR 6
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855324015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The American Civil War was predominantly an infantryman's war. Artillery had improved substantially since 1815 and guns could inflict murderous losses if they had a clear field of fire. But most Civil War battlefields were characterised by sprawling forests and broken ground. Cavalry were important for reconnaissance, raiding and rearguard actions but there was little scope for sabre charges in the grand old manner when infantrymen armed with muzzle-loading rifles could face such tactics with confidence. Ultimately, the Confederacy's survival as a nation would largely depend on the fighting ability of its 642 infantry regiments.

Biographical Note

Ian Drury, an experienced editor and military writer, has published a number of books and articles on aspects of military history as varied as the Russo-Turkish War, German WWI Stormtroopers and World War II on the Russian Front. He has made a particular study of the battle of Verdun over a number of years, one result of which has been his now legendary Verdun wargame Hommes Soupes. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.

Contents

Historical Background Chronology Recruitment Appearance Equipment Weapons Training Tactics Typical Engagements Fighting Spirit Pat Cleburne's Career Logistics

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