At the time of the American Civil War, 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.
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivaled illustrated reference on the history, organization, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.
An unrivaled source of information on the uniforms, insignia and appearance of the world's fighting men of past and present. The 'Men-At-Arms' titles cover subjects as diverse as the Imperial Roman army, the Napoleonic wars and German airborne troops in a popular 48-page format including some 40 photographs and diagrams, and eight full-color plates.
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