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By Philip Katcher

While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, certainly one of their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's struggling with males served from the time in their enlistment till the top of the struggle, receiving bad rations, or even worse garments – and this although one of many first steps taken by means of the recent military was once to layout a uniform and identify criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes analyzing American Civil conflict armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued by means of the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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With parade brush at the left, made of white ostiich 76 Bavaria- Light cavalrv officers helmet. standing white hoiM'hair plmnes of the enlisted feathers, in a itiamcMid-shaped silver-blue sot ket. » M < 29 CRESTED AND BOW HELMETS M 248 Bavaria: Officers helmet, 1832, for light cavalry and artillery. The helmet, now considerably lower, offered lighter weight and a better seat on the head, especially while riding, without eliminating the trim used since 1808. aiicnbuig: Otlucis helmet 161 Buinen: Olficcis helmel s liclnu-t.

18l;M81;"). in the fnin of the Russian Kiwer shako: black oik loth on (atdhoaid. 92 Prussia: Knlisied nun's shako loi nilanirv legimeuis (lusilier shako), with led horsehair [ihune for paiiide use h\ nuisii iaus. 1 uioilel. 59 SHAKOS 93 Prussian: Officer's sfiako of Line Jager Battalions 1, 2, 5 and 94 Prussian: Enlisted men's shako for the Line Jager Battalions 6, 1854 model. 2, 4, 7 and 8, 1854 parade model. 95 Prussia: Enlisted men's shako for the VVestphalian Jager Battalion No. 7 of Cleve.

Musketeers (so called after their weapon, the musket) and fusiliers (from the French word "fusil", gun) wore these hats. The grenadiers (grenade throwers) were hindered by these hats when throwing, and so they were gi\en the civilians' purposes, nor was so-called "grenadier cap", a piece of headgear that developed out of the civilian "Zipfelmiitze" cap, which had no brim. The point originally hung down in the back, but was later stiffened and worn vertically, so as to make the man look bigger. Pieces of metal decorated with lettering or symbols, or colorful embroidered cloth emblems, the usually stiffened with cardboard and running to a point, were used on the front — fringe of the ball finally became a ball at the top.

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