Flags of the Civil War

Flags of the Civil War

  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Richard Scollins
  • Publication Date: 25 Jun 2000
  • ISBN: 9781841761732
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 144
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About this Product

This book combines Men-at-Arms 252: ‘Flags of the American Civil War 1: Confederate', Men-at-Arms 258: ‘Flags of the American Civil War 2: Union' and Men-at-Arms 265: ‘Flags of the American Civil War 3: Specialist Troops'. The flags of the Civil War were no mere unit designations - they represented the very hearts of their regiments. The formal ceremony in which a regiment received its colours constituted an initiation into the world of the soldier, and the flag became the symbol which drew the regiment's members together. In camp, regimental colours flew over unit headquarters as a guidepost to members and outsiders alike; in action, it flew in the centre of the line, drawing enemy fire upon its carriers. Few things were more disgraceful than losing one's colours in battle, and extreme sacrifices were often made to save them.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War. Richard Scollins was one of the most popular artists ever to work for Osprey. Rick 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. Rick's artwork was always realistic and is highly sought after by collectors. Rick Scollins died on 7th December 1992. Gerry Embleton has been a leading historical illustrator since the early 1970s specialising in the medieval period, but with a keen interest in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. An illustrator, and author, of a number of Osprey titles he has lived in Switzerland since the early 1980s.

Contents

CONFEDERATE FLAGS Introduction The First National Flag The Second National Flag
The Third National Flag Battle Flags Battle Honours Other Commands Othe Flags Full Colour Artwork
UNION FLAGS Introduction Regulation Flags Army Headquarters Flags The Army of thew Potomac Cavalry Flags Naval Flags Full Colour Artwork
STATE AND VOLUNTEER FLAGS Introduction US Army Brigade Flags US Artillery Battery Flags Flags of the Colored Troops Full colour Artwork


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