By Philip Katcher
On June 27, 1862, with the yank Civil battle already a 12 months previous, normal Robert E. Lee assumed own command of troops engaged in riding the Federal military of the Potomac out of Richmond - troops which might henceforth be often called the military of Northern Virginia. Philip Katcher explores in soaking up element all features of the military, together with infantry, cavalry, artillery, technical and scientific corps, paying specific recognition to apparatus, guns and uniforms. modern and museum photos, including the author's professional textual content, mix to color a shiny and exact photograph of what existence used to be like for the typical accomplice soldier.
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