Uniforms of the Civil War: An Illustrated Guide for Historians, Collectors, and Reenactors

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Globe Pequot, 2005 - History - 288 pages
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Although "the Blue and the Gray" succinctly evokes the North and the South, in actuality, the uniforms of the Civil War soldiers were anything but "uniform"-neither in color nor any other facet. UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR fully explores this fascinating branch of military history, presenting an in-depth study of the many and varied uniforms worn by Northern and Southern soldiers.

While the most notable feature of the uniform of the U.S. Army was, in fact, its regulation dark blue color, the Confederates had much more variation, with uniforms ranging from the familiar gray to "butternut." The many styles and colors worn by the South are presented in a state-by-state survey. The North is covered in similar depth, detailing the uniforms and equipment of the regular army, including infantry, cavalry, and artillery.

UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR is an especially rich source for reenactors and all Civil War enthusiasts.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
U S Regulation Infantry
24
U S Cavalry and Artillery
46
Zouaves and Militia Units
86
Insignia and Medals
125
Uniforms of the Confederate Army
139
Bibliography
272
Civil War Directory
278
Index
284
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ROBIN SMITH and RON FIELD are experts in Confederate and Union uniforms and equipment.

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