Download e-book for kindle: American Civil War Armies (4): State Troops (Men-at-Arms, by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

"The conflict among the States" is the time period used for the yankee Civil conflict (1861-1865)throughout a lot of the South even at the present time. Many on either side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their relevant governments. the various states agreed; the nation governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and offering their males. certainly, some of the devices that fought the Civil battle have been provided largely by way of their very own states instead of by means of the crucial government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's attention-grabbing textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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Garrison-Regiment von Wissenbach Garrison regiments were dissimilar in that they generally wore coat collars in the facings color. By the same token their coats did not have lapels. All regiments serving in America had white-metal embellishments. Otherwise coat and other clothing patterns conformed to the Hessian norm. Though intended as fixed garrison or reserve units, these nevertheless joined the field army whenever necessary and in effect acted as traditional infantry regiments. Regiment von Wissenbach was assigned to the New York garrison from 1776 to 1778.

Drum hoops were most commonly painted with diagonal red and white stripes, through peculiar regimental patterns abound. Coat turnback closures always displayed a decorative button with lace strip in keeping with a regiment’s metallic preference. Infanterie-Regiment Wutginau In 1776 Regiment Wutginau came under the special patronage of Frederick II of Hesse-Kassel, hence the new title Landgraf. Regimental coats had red collar and cuffs with white lace buttonhole loops throughout. Small clothes were buff, metallics yellow metal.

Though the regiment wore deep yellow facings, its musicians wore rose or perhaps a faded red depending upon illustrations examined. Musicians’ lace reflected their nonconformist facing color in that it bore a rose central stripe. This unit appears to have followed the Prussian practice of having two widths of lace. Lace loops for all ranks were sewn in a figure eight configuration and applied to lapels and all other button positions. This atypical arrangement was also used by the Hesse-Hanau Erbprinz Infanterie-Regiment.

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