American Civil War Armies (1): Confederate Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own govt in 1861, one among their first strikes used to be to organise a military. The South's struggling with males served from the time in their enlistment till the top of the conflict, receiving bad rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken by way of the hot military was once to layout a uniform and identify criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes interpreting American Civil struggle armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued via the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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Boots Wellington. Spurs silver plated and steel swan-necked box spurs. Sword-belt silver vandyke lace on scarlet morocco leather; silver-plated buckles, silverplated snake fastening. Sword-belt undress, bridle leather. Sword and scabbard regulation, cavalry. Sword-knot silver line, with acorn. Pouch-belt silver vandyke lace on scarlet Morocco leather; silver plated buckle tips. valise — — — — — — — — — — and chains. on red Morocco box, same Silver shield with slide, prickers (arrows) Pouch — silver lid (VR silver gilt) as Hussars.

The loops on the front are also in the distinctive wavy style and the loops instead of going over the central row of buttons, thread into the one above and so on, making a complete chain to the neck. I. belonged to Captain C. Y. Bazett of the 9th and has that number and 'Bhurtpore' on the buttons. A portrait of Colonel Thomas Shubrick who was in the 3rd and then the 2nd Light Cavalry has a jacket with same elaborate lacing and wavy loops and also displays the unusual plaiting of the loop ends as noted in the 4th Light Cavalry jacket.

Purdah and fronts fastened with thirteen brass hooks and (eyes worked with scarlet silk round purdah only), four brass eyes down front to waist scam. Boots ( — Napoleon. ipe for cloak— a plain cape made of blue cloth, three buttons '9 down front. Buckle and INDIAN" ARMY UNIFORMS Sowar, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. Officer, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. Infantry havildar, Nepal Escort, 1930, after photograph. 14. 15. 16. Pocket inside left breast fastened at top with button and buttonhole.

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