American Civil War Armies: State Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The battle among the States' is the time period used for the yankee Civil battle all through a lot of the South even at the present time. Many on either side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their crucial governments. a few of the states agreed; the nation governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and delivering their males. certainly, some of the devices that fought the Civil battle have been provided largely via their very own states instead of by means of the significant government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's interesting textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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Of sheet iion. arde ihi Corps, ISl 1, side view. M ISl }. ,#? M 53 Bavaria: Cuirassier officer's helmet 1833, with monogram of King Ludwig somewhat lower, chains no longer attached to Medusa heads but to lions' heads. I (1825-1848). Form 54 Bavaria: Cuirassier officer's helmet, M/1843. After the suggested Prussian model was rejected, a lighter cuirassier helmet was introduced for the ranks in 1842 (retained until 1879). For the officers, a helmet was introduced as M/1843 which siill had the leather straps with silvered oak leaves.

In the end, when new types of headgear were for new headgear again discussed in 1868, the "crest that characterizes the Bavarian helmet and awakens historical memories" was again retained at the personal wishof King Ludwigll. Only after the death of Ludwig II in 1886 was the "Pickelhaube" introduced in Bavaria. — Prussia: Helmet eagle of officers of tfie line Grenadier Regiment, as of 1860. The Ba\ arian helmet, with its varying models, constantly reduced in size and weight, shows that efforts were made to decrease the burdensome nature of all early 19thcentury helmets.

The Bavarian painter Moritz von Schwind may also have been involved in the creation of the new helmet. A fresco painted by him in the Knights' Hall of Hohenschwangau Castle in 1835-36 shows, among other things, a pointed helmet very similar to the Prussian pattern of 1841, so that one could draw the conclusion that Stilke was connected with the matter. According to Transfeldt, the name originated in the word "Beckenhaube", a medieval sheet-metal helmet. " The name of the helmet itself presumably had nothing to do with the point.

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