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American Civil War Marines by Ron Field
Book DescriptionLike the other branches of US military service, the Marine Corps was crippled by resignations as men went south to join Confederate forces at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. Although few enlisted men quit, 20 officers out of a total of 63 either resigned or were dismissed. They included some of the Corp's most able men, and all but one of these served in the Confederate States Marine Corps at some time during the war. This title looks at the Marines on both sides during the American Civil War. It examines their history, weapons, uniforms, equipment and battle experiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767680
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ron Field
Confederate Cavalryman vs Union Cavalryman, Paperback (June 2015)
During the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate forces fielded substantial numbers of cavalry, which carried out the tasks of reconnaissance, raiding, and conveying messages. In this book, three cavalry actions of the American Civil War are assessed, including the battles of Second Bull Run/Manassas, Buckland Mills and Toms Brook.
Appomattox 1865, Paperback (March 2015)
Details the curtain-closing campaign of the American Civil War in the East. This book tells the story of the skirmishes and pursuits that led directly to Lee's surrender, as his frantic efforts to extricate his forces from ever more perilous positions became increasingly untenable.
Lincoln's 90-day Volunteers, 1861, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by Ron Field
On April 15th 1861, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. This title describes and illustrates the actual appearance of this diverse and colorful force, including photographs, eyewitness accounts in period newspapers and letters.
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Author Biography - Ron Field
Ron Field was born in Hertford, England, in 1943 and was educated in Cheltenham where he gained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree. He is Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. Ron was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83. He has travelled extensively in the US conducting research at numerous libraries, archives and museums. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine 'Finding Out' during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex; his three children Adam, Jason, and Christa are all professionally active in various artistic disciplines.
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