The Confederate Army, 1861-1865: Florida, Alabama and Georgia

Overview

The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865) is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of officers and men wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate field armies, and the continuing efforts to clothe troops as wear-and-tear gradually reduced the originally ...
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Overview

The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865) is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of officers and men wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate field armies, and the continuing efforts to clothe troops as wear-and-tear gradually reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841768502
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/10/2005
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Field is Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982–83. He was associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain, from 1983 to 1992. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on US military history, and was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington. D.C., in 2005.
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Table of Contents

Florida 3
Antebellum militia
Uniforms
Out-of-state supply
Arms and equipage
Alabama 8
Antebellum militia
Alabama Volunteer Corps
Off to war
State pattern uniforms, 1861-62
Military suppliers
Arms and equipage
Georgia 21
Antebellum militia
Georgia volunteers, 1861-62
The Georgia Army, 1861-62
Georgia-pattern clothing, 1861
State Clothing Bureau, 1862-64
Volunteer aid societies
Military suppliers
Arms and equipage
Select Bibliography 43
The Plates 44
Index 48
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