American Civil War Armies (5)

Volunteer Militia

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American Civil War Armies (5)

Volunteer Militia

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Uniformed volunteer units were raised by individuals, usually from an area's social élite 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).

Table of Contents

The Volunteers of 1860-65 · Alabama · Arkansas · Connecticut · District of Columbia · Georgia · Illinois · Indiana · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Mississippi · Missouri · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · Virginia · Wisconsin · The Plates

Product details

Published Oct 18 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850458534
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 black and white images; 8 colour artwork plates
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 207
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California…


Ronald Volstad

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Cana…


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