Field, Ron: The Confederate Army 1861-65 (1): South Carolina & Mississippi
Book Number: 003091
Osprey Pub Co 2005 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall New book, 48 pages, MAA423. The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of soldiers wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state militia and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate armies, and the continuing efforts by individual states to clothe their troops as wear-and-tear reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from state papers and other contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.