The American Civil War was one of the last wars in which generals often led from the front, risking death at the head of their troops. It was a war of larger-than-life characters, generals who earned colourful reputations and strong opions among their soldiers and colleagues. This book outlines the careers and characters - and illustrates the appearance, in their authentic uniforms - of famous Union commanders who fought in the eastern theatre of operations, including Barlow, Custer, Sickles, Chamberlain, Couch and nearly 20 more.
Philip Katcher lives and works in Pennsylvania USA, and has written over 20 titles in the Men-at-Arms Series including the highly successful five-volume set on Armies of the American Civil War. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex, his three children Adam, Jason, and Christa are all professionally active in various artistic disciplines.
Francis Barlow - Ambrose Burnside - Benjamin Butler - Joshua Chamberlain - Darius Couch - George Custer - John Gibbon - Winfield Hancock - Andrew Humphreys - Henry Hunt - Philip Kearny - George McClellan - Irwin McDowell - George Meade - John Pope - John Reynolds - John Ricketts - Winfield Scott - John Sedgwick - Philip Sheridan - Daniel Sickles - William Smith - Edwin Sumner - Emory Upton