American Civil War Armies
By (author) Philip Katcher
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American Civil War Armies by Philip Katcher
Book DescriptionAt 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850457223
(250mm x 190mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip Katcher
American Civil War, Hardback (January 2007)
A history of the American Civil War
American Civil War Commanders, Paperback (September 2003)
An exploration of some of the leading commanders of the American Civil War. It outlines the careers and characters - and illustrates the appearance in their uniforms - of famous Confederate commanders who fought in the Western theatre of operations, including Beauregard and Cheatham.
Sharpshooters of the American Civil War 1861-1865, Paperback (October 2002)
Sharpshooters were highly trained marksmen who served in a front-line role in the American Civil War. This title examines the recruitment, training, tactics and deployment of sharpshooters from both sides of the conflict. It also takes a close look at their specialized personal weaponry.
Confederate Cavalryman, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Philip Katcher
This title looks at how the men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought. Both routine and campaign life are covered, as well as the weapons and equipment that served them in their combat roles. Key encounters such as the 1863 clash at Brandy Station are also covered.
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Author Biography - Philip Katcher
Phililp Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War.
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