By Philip Katcher
While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, one in every of their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's scuffling with males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the tip of the struggle, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this although one of many first steps taken via the hot military was once to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes reading American Civil conflict armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued by means of the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.
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Acknowledgements This book would not have been possible without the generous help of many people, especially Stephen Andrew, Mark Axworthy, Dušan Babac, Phillip Buss MA, Josef Charita, Brian Davis, Dr Friedrich Herrmann, David Littlejohn, Krunoslav Mikulan, Darko Pavlovic´, Henry Rüütel, and Pierre C T Verheye. The author would like to thank his family, Heather Alexander and Dominick, for their continued support and encouragement. Artist’s note Readers may care to note that the original paintings from which the colour plates in this book were prepared are available for private sale.
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