This fascinating addition to the GI series demonstrates the full range of uniforms, equipment, and armament used by the troops who fought for Abraham Lincoln's Union army during the American Civil War. Far from being uniformly clad in blue, the Union soldier appeared in a great variety of clothing, from simple civilian-style dress to elaborate uniforms inspired by European armies. This volume covers artillery, cavalry and infantry and includes over a dozen color images produced in the 1860s for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department, as well as the complete 1861 U.S. Army uniform regulations.
JOHN P. LANGELLIER is the author of several publications on the life and times of the U.S. soldier including Billy Yank: The Uniform of the Union Army, 1861-1865 and Redlegs: U.S. Artillery from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, 1861-98.