By Philip Katcher
Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, one in every of their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's combating males served from the time in their enlistment till the tip of the warfare, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken by way of the recent military was once to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes interpreting American Civil warfare armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued through the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.
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