American Civil War Armies
Volunteer Militia No.5
By (author) Philip Katcher
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American Civil War Armies by Philip Katcher
Book DescriptionUniformed volunteer units were raised by individuals, usually from an area's social elite who had enough spare money and time to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officers and non-commissioned officers, their unit rules, and their uniform. Many future leaders learned their skills in these ranks, and volunteer militia units formed the core of many fighting units on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. With the help of numerous photographs and illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a fine job of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer militia of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850458534
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Mar-1989
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
Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.
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