The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865) is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of soldiers wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state militia and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate armies, and the continuing efforts by individual states to clothe their troops as wear-and-tear reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from state papers and other contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.
Read an extract of The Confederate Army 1861–65 (1)
Table of Contents
· South Carolina: Antebellum militia, Uniformed volunteer militia, Volunteer forces, 1861, Regular Army of S. Carolina, 1861–64, Staff Quartermaster issue uniforms, 1861–64, Volunteer aid societies, 1861–63 Arms and equippage · Mississippi: Antebellum militia, Army of Mississippi: organization – uniform regulations – full dress – fatigue dress, State issue clothing, Volunteer aid societies, Arms and equipage