By Philip Katcher
On the time of the yankee Civil conflict, with million males lower than hands, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required nearly a military of experts on my own. distinct sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing accountability; males whose wounds could have resulted in their discharge some time past now discovered themselves guarding very important posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and massive numbers of civilians chanced on themselves in uniform as participants of the Telegraph or clinic Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the professional troops who served within the armies of either sides.
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A busby with a yellow-buff bag with a silver tassel and white plume is shown in a portrait of Colonel Aguero, suitable for a senior officer in full dress as illustrated. However, a czapska similar to that of the Vistula Legion with a red cockade may have been the standard headgear. (Luis Sorando Muzas, 'EI Primero Regimiento de Lanceros Espanoles 1811-1813', Researching & Dragona, 1997) H3: Fusilier, 1st Castilla Light Infantry Regiment, 1809 The regiment was raised from 16 February 1809. It wore a French light infantry· style blue coatee with crimson collar and cuffs, blue lapels and turn backs probably piped white; pewter bvuttons; a white waistcoat and blue breeches or pantaloons; and a hat - probably a round hat - rather than a shako.
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