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American Civil War Armies (2) : Union Troops (Men at Arms Series, 177) Paperback – July 24, 1986


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Product Details

  • Series: Men-at-Arms (Book 177)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 24, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850456908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850456905
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,119,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled illustrated reference on the history, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the world's military forces, past and present.

About the Author

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book provides information for reenactors, people that paint toy soldiers, and people that love to read. I enjoyed this book a lot. When I got it, I began to look it over from front to back. This series of books is a must for Civil War buffs. I've looked at other books in this series and I loved them too! This book shows color pictures of uniforms and soldiers. It also has black and white photographs of guns, cap pouches, cartridge boxes, haversacks, and jackets. Again, i thought that this book was GREAT!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
This little book is an invaluable reference for the re-enactor and the newly emerging 1/6th scale modeler. "American Civil War Armies: Confedrate Troops" is a first rate example from the Osprey Series. The Osprey Companion Series (Men-At Arms, Warrior, New Vanguard, Campaign, and Elite), is simply a staple for basic information on military uniforms and equipment. By no means exhaustive, they provide enough clearly outlined and well illustrated information to create quality reproductions of classic military uniforms and equipment. The illustrations are rich and colorful, and really bring those uniforms to life like photographs simply cannot. And even if you are not a modeler or re-enactor, the history buff will benefit from reading the books in this series, as one cannot really get a clear picture of military history without understanding the conditions under which soldiers lived and fought. The uniforms and equipment they used are the basics of that understanding.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
Color plates include uniforms of Generals Meade, R.E. LEE, U.S. Grant, and A.P. Hill. Also covered are the navies of both combatants and the marines.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 1999
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Color plates include 4th Texas 1861, 1st Alabama Cavalry 1862, 2nd Maryland 1863, 28th NC 1863, 4th Kentucky 1864, 2nd SC Rifles 1864, and 44th GA 1865. Covers standard CSA outfits from headgear, coats, pants, Zouave and Chasseur, weapons and accoutrements
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By Ray E. Johnson on May 9, 2014
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