By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of members, frequently from an area's social élite who had adequate spare time and cash to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit principles, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their abilities in those ranks, and volunteer defense force devices shaped the middle of many combating devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With assistance from a variety of pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates through Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a superb activity of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer military of the yank Civil warfare (1861-1865).
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