Flags of the American Civil War (2)

Flags of the American Civil War (2)

Union

Men-at-Arms 258
  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Richard Scollins
  • Short code: MAA 258
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855322554
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The regimental or battery set of colours was more than simply a unit designation, issued for the ease of a commander in identifying his units in the field. It was the very symbol of the regiment; it was its heart, the thing that drew its members together. As such it was fiercely defended in action, where it flew in the centre of the line. Complemented by numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Rick Scollins, this book by Philip Katcher provides a fascinating examination of the Union flags of the American Civil War. Men-at-Arms 252, 258 and 265 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Flags of the Civil War'.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine. Rick Scollins was one of the most popular artists ever to work for Osprey. He was born in 1946 and pursued a career as an artist after four years at art college and a postgraduate teaching course at Cardiff. Rick quickly developed a distinct style and, despite being a pacifist, he gained a feel for military subjects. His artwork was always realistic and is highly sought after by collectors. Rick Scollins died in December 1992.

Contents

Introduction Regulation Flags Army Headquarters Flags The Army of the Potomac Cavalry Flags Naval Flags The Plates

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