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Don Troiani's Regiments & Uniforms of the Civil War Hardcover – November 28, 2002

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Don Troiani is one of America's most talented and respected historical artists. His specialty is the Civil War, and this, the third book showcasing his artwork, has 380 color illustrations, including 250 photos of uniforms and associated gear, and 130 reproductions of Troiani's paintings. Many pictures are of individual soldiers, highlighting the wide variety of uniforms worn by soldiers of both sides, while others show the troops in battle. The headgear, shoes, knapsacks, drums and other photographed items mostly come from Troiani's vast personal collection, while others are from the West Point Museum, the collections of New York State, Confederate Memorial Hall, and smaller museums and private collections. The text by Coates, former curator of the National Security Agency's National Cryptologic Museum, and writer McAfee covers the state militia of the early days of the war, the infantry, cavalry, artillery, the gaudy "Zouaves," foreign volunteers and other branches, while chapter notes and a brief bibliography direct readers seeking more information on a favorite unit or uniform. This 9" 12" compendium should please buffs and reenactors re-creating period costume.
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"This is a large format, soft-cover book which I think is fabulous...Even those not normally interested in the ACW could pick this up and enjoy looking through the superb artwork of Don Troiani. For the ACW historian, there is simply lots of information to get from reading all the background to the many regiments they cover, and an understanding of the uniforms and equipment they wore. Then for the modeller, there is simply so much inspiration in the artwork on display both with the detail of the varied uniforms but in possible poses and diorama settings if you choose to try and replicate any of these scenes in model form. An excellent book on all counts in my view and...good value for money." (Robin Buckland militarymodelling.com 2014-10-25) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1st edition (November 28, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081170520X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811705202
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don Troiani has done it again. Fantastic book! Knowing the quality of Troiani's work, I'd had it pre-ordered for some time, and am thrilled to now have it in hand.
Many illustrations are of individual soldiers - allowing for a precise look at the uniform fit, colors and textures as well as how the accessories and accoutrements were worn. The book's illustrations are fantastic and it also has 250+ photographs of uniforms and equipment - many items are from the artist's personal, extensive collection. There is extensive coverage of Zouaves and Chasseurs.
If you've never seen a fully uniformed and armed soldier from the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry, 1st U.S. Hussars 1864-65, a quick purusal will explain why they were nicknamed The Butterflies.
After hearing Mr. Troiani speak in the summer of 2001 (and getting to briefly meet him), he has become my favorite Civil War artist by far. His soldiers are real - sometimes muddy, bloody and torn, and faces may have several days growth of beard, with their emotions and fatigue clearly visible. Hair and facial hair styles are accurate, as are body sizes and types, and all small details. Gaze deeply into one of his paintings, and soon you'll swear you can hear the noise of battle and feel the fear, confusion, determination and courage of the soldiers. Troiani takes you there.
The text, written by Earl Coates, Michael McAfee and Don Troiani, is accurate, concise and thoroughly expands one's understanding of the illustrations.
Extensive sources are given, as are recommendations for museums (and their websites) with extensive collections of Civil War uniforms. Don't let the price throw you, the book is well worth it.
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If you enjoyed "Don Troiani's Civil War" and "Soldiers in America" you'll love the new "Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War." What becomes more clear with each book is the incredible amount of research that goes into Mr. Troiani's work.
This latest book is a perfect combination of text, photography and art.
Noted Civil War authorities Earl Coates and Michael McAfee provide the in depth research text that reads like a novel. The photos of uniforms, headgear, buttons, et al show the extensiveness of resources (most from his personal collection) available to Troiani. Based on these two pillars of knowledge, Troiani creates art of Civil War soldiers in uniform that is unparallelled in accuracy as well as anatomy and action.
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America's premire historical artist Don Troiani is known for his historical paintings of battle scenes and of individual soldiers and their uniforms. In this outstanding book "Don Troiani's Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War, Troiani puts together the different uniforms of soldiers and the various battles of the Civil War. This fascinating book is a fine addition to anyone's Civil War Library. The book is broken down into the following chapters:
- Chapter 1 Militia and Early Volunteers
- Chapter 2 Volunteers of Many Nations
- Chapter 3 Zouaves and Chasseurs
- Chapter 4 The Infantry
- Chapter 5 The Cavalry
- Chapter 6 The Artillery
- Chapter 7 Special Branches and General Officers
- Appendix: Institutions Holding Significant Collections of Civil War Uniforms and Relics
- Recommended Reading
A few of the regiments and soldiers from each chapter are (I am listing a few chapters and the regiments, there are many, many more in each chapters of the book)
Chapter 1:
- 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia 1861
- Clinch Rifles Georgia Militia, April 1861
- 11th Viriginia Infantry, Company E, the Lynchburg Rifles 1861
- 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers, 1861
- 17th Mississippi Infantry Company I, Pettus Rifles
Chapter 2:
- Irish Jasper Greens, Lance Corporal, Fall 1861
- 79th New York Highlanders, 1861
- 39th New York Garibaldi Guard
Chapter 3:
- Tiger Rifles, Wheat's 1st Special Battalion, 1861

This is just a small example of the regiments and soldiers in this fine book. Also included are photos of the equipment used by the soldiers from the authors personal collection, Civil War Museums, State Museums, and other's personal collection.
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Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the Civil War. I do not regulary buy books dealing with it. My primary interest is in the Napoleonic period and I have numerous books on this subject. My prime area of interest are Napoleonic uniforms. However, Don Troiani is such a fine and skillful artist that I have bought his books soley because the fine work he does in portraying the soldiers of the Civil War era. Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War is a supurb work showing the detail and grit of the average soldier in that horrific conflict. There are dozens of paintings or maybe better described as portraits of individual soldiers covering the numerous regiments that took part in the conflict including infantry, cavalry and artillery. Also included in this book are a number of reproductions of his battle paintings which are also the best military paintings I have ever seen. Over the past 20 years I have bought hundreds of history books but only 5 on the Civil War and four of them I bought were simply for the Don Troiani reproductions. He is in my opinion the greatest military artist. Seeing his work makes me jealous for Civil War buffs and I wish that Troiani would paint uniforms of the Napoleonic era. No Napoleonic artist comes close to the detail, accuracy and skill that Mr. Troiani displays in his work. If you are into uniforms or military art of any period then buy this book. You do not have to be a Civil War buff to enjoy the great artwok of Don Troiani.
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