By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised through contributors, often from an area's social élite who had sufficient spare time and cash to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit ideas, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders discovered their abilities in those ranks, and volunteer defense force devices shaped the middle of many struggling with devices on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of a number of pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates through Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a great activity of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer military of the yank Civil battle (1861-1865).
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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.