Redlegs: The U.S. Artillery from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-1898

Redlegs: The U.S. Artillery from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-1898

by John Langellier, John P. Langellier
     
 

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Detailed captions by an expert on American uniform history Images from every American campaign between 1861 and 1898 This volume in the popular G.I. series graphically illustrates a much neglected element in American military historythe U.S. Army artillerymen, called redlegs after the red stripes on their trousers. The photographsmost of them never before

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Detailed captions by an expert on American uniform history Images from every American campaign between 1861 and 1898 This volume in the popular G.I. series graphically illustrates a much neglected element in American military historythe U.S. Army artillerymen, called redlegs after the red stripes on their trousers. The photographsmost of them never before publishedrange from the Civil War, to the campaigns against the American Indians, to the Spanish-American War. Artillery was a vital arm and proved its worth in all of these diverse theaters of war; artillerymen served as part of mobile columns, in sieges and blockades, and as garrisons in remote frontier forts. This volume includes superb images and descriptive captions detailing the appearance of the men, their uniforms and equipment, and the ordnance used over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853673092
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
04/12/1998
Series:
Greenhill G.I. Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.25(d)

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