American Civil War Armies: Union Troops by Philip Katcher PDF

By Philip Katcher

The U.S. military in the course of the Civil warfare was once the biggest the rustic had raised in its short heritage; and it will stay the biggest ever raised till international warfare I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the united states military. This distinctive paintings by means of Philip Katcher is a finished advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yankee Civil battle, with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern photos and 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad.

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In this regiment officers took metallic lace embellishment (stickerei) to extremes. It appeared as usual on non-lapel buttons and buttonholes, but also outlined the lapels, cuffs and cuffs flaps, oddly not the cuff flap buttons themselves perhaps to prevent making these flaps too stiff to easily button over. All drums had brass shells embossed with the rampant, striped Hessian lion. Drum hoops were most commonly painted with diagonal red and white stripes, through peculiar regimental patterns abound.

This depicts a Hessian lion supporting an eight-pointed star bearing the crowned and quartered arms of Hesse. Colours were red with medium blue piles or “flames”. Note that the Fahnenjunker or colour bearer has a white cane in keeping with the painting of all fusilier pole arms and staffs. Of the same motif, the colours case wrapped about his body is also white. Fusilier-Regiment von Knyphausen The fusilier cap had a frontal plate of lesser height than that worn by grenadiers, bearing the rampant Hessian lion.

Soldiers’ lace was plain white. In this regiment officers took metallic lace embellishment (stickerei) to extremes. It appeared as usual on non-lapel buttons and buttonholes, but also outlined the lapels, cuffs and cuffs flaps, oddly not the cuff flap buttons themselves perhaps to prevent making these flaps too stiff to easily button over. All drums had brass shells embossed with the rampant, striped Hessian lion. Drum hoops were most commonly painted with diagonal red and white stripes, through peculiar regimental patterns abound.

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