American Civil War Armies (3)

Specialist Troops

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American Civil War Armies (3)

Specialist Troops

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At the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865), with two million men under arms, a US Army that in pre-war days had depended upon a minute number of technical troops now required virtually an army of specialists alone. Special sharpshooters were recruited for skirmishing duty; men whose wounds would have led to their discharge in the past now found themselves guarding important posts in the Veteran Reserve Corps; and large numbers of civilians found themselves in uniform as members of the Telegraph or Hospital Corps. Philip Katcher examines the organization and uniforms of the specialist troops who served in the armies of both sides.

Table of Contents

The US Army · The US Navy · The US Marine Corps · The Confederate Army · The Confederate Navy · The Confederate States Marine Corps · The Plates

Product details

Published Sep 25 1986
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850457223
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 black and white images and 8 colour artwork plates
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 179
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California…

Illustrator

Ronald Volstad

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Cana…

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