The Confederate Army 1861–65 (4)

Virginia & Arkansas

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The Confederate Army 1861–65 (4)

Virginia & Arkansas

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Despite modern perceptions of the overwhelming image of Confederate soldiers dressed in their classic battledress gray, the Southern states of the Confederacy fielded many units of volunteer troops wearing a remarkably wide variety of uniforms, often reflecting foreign influences. In a spirit of independence many states also issued their own uniform regulations on the outbreak of the War Between the States; and these non-standard uniforms were often retained until well into the course of the Civil War (1861-1865). The regulation patterns centrally prescribed by the Confederate Army were only ever followed unevenly, and state quartermasters continued to issue uniforms showing regional and state differences. This fourth of a series of six titles studies the archival and pictorial evidence for the infantry, cavalry and artillery of Virginia - the heart of the Confederacy and its richest, most populous and militarily strongest state; and of Arkansas, which despite its much smaller population, fielded several interesting units. The expert text, which draws extensively on contemporary documents, is illustrated largely with fascinating early photographic portraits showing the haunting faces of the young soldiers caught up in the horror of war and classic color artwork recreations of their uniforms.

Table of Contents

Virginia: Antebellum volunteer militia, 1861 · State uniforms, 1858-61 · Virginia volunteers, 1861-62 · Confederate States volunteers, 1861-62 · State-issue clothing, 1861-63 · Uniforms provided by Ladies' Aid Societies · Arms & equipage · Arkansas: · Antebellum volunteer militia · Confederate States volunteers, 1861-62 · State-issue clothing, 1861-63 · Clothing provided by Ladies' Aid Societies · Arms & equipage

Product details

Published Oct 31 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846030321
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 435
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged exper…

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Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…

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