By Philip Katcher
While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, considered one of their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's scuffling with males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the top of the warfare, receiving bad rations, or even worse garments – and this although one of many first steps taken by means of the hot military was once to layout a uniform and identify criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes reading American Civil battle armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued by way of the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.
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