US Infantry Equipments 1775–1910

US Infantry Equipments 1775–1910

Men-at-Arms 214
  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Bryan Fosten
  • Short code: MAA 214
  • Publication Date: 23 Nov 1989
  • ISBN: 9780850459364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The development of US Army infantry equipment has been a story of trial and error, of adopting new designs to meet new problems. It was not until 1910 that a whole system of equipment, including everything from the waist belts to the canteens to the cartridge-carriers to the haversack, was officially adopted. Prior to that, each piece of equipment was designed to meet a specific need, without any consideration of anything else the soldier had to carry. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book explores the history of US Infantry equipments from 1775 to 1910, covering everything from blankets to bayonets.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher served in the US Army in Vietnam. He is the author of over 30 books in the field of American military history, and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians for his work on the Vietnam conflict. He is also a member of the living history Civil War unit, serving with Huckstep's First Fluvanna Battery/24th New York Light Artillery.Bryan Fosten was born in 1928, the son of a Master Military Embroiderer and a Court Embroidress. He served in the army in Egypt and Palestine and returned to follow the printing trade. Since 1973 he has devoted himself to military research and illustration. He is the founding editor of the innovative magazine Tradition and has written and illustrated many books, often in collaboration with his late brother, Donald Fosten.

Contents

Introduction Blankets, Ponchos, Shelter Halves Canteens and Water Bottles Cartridge Boxes Knapsacks Waist Belts & Bayonet Scabbards Rifle Equipment Officers' Equipment Experimental Systems The Plates

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