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.
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Table of 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