American Civil War Armies (5): Volunteer Militia (Men-at-Arms #207) (Paperback)

American Civil War Armies (5): Volunteer Militia (Men-at-Arms #207) By Philip Katcher, Ronald Volstad (Illustrator) Cover Image

American Civil War Armies (5): Volunteer Militia (Men-at-Arms #207) (Paperback)

By Philip Katcher, Ronald Volstad (Illustrator)
Uniformed volunteer units were raised by individuals, usually from an area's social élite who had enough spare money and time to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officers and non-commissioned officers, their unit rules, and their uniform. Many future leaders learned their skills in these ranks, and volunteer militia units formed the core of many fighting units on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. With the help of numerous photographs and illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a fine job of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer militia of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Product Details ISBN: 9780850458534
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms