American Civil War Armies (3): Specialist Troops

American Civil War Armies (3): Specialist Troops

by Philip Katcher, Ronald Volstad
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472801807
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #179
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Phililp Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War.

Ron Volstad was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several other leading military Osprey illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department ? before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

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