The Southern states which formed the Confederacy in 1861 fielded many units of volunteer troops wearing a remarkably wide variety of uniforms, many of which reflected foreign influences. In a spirit of independence, many states also issued their own uniform regulations on the outbreak of the war between the States, and these non-standard uniforms were often retained until well into the course of the war. This first of a series of six titles draws on archival and pictorial evidence to bring to life the troops of South Carolina and Mississippi, and is illustrated with early photographic portraits along with superb color artwork from Richard Hook.
Ron Field is Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83. He has travelled extensively in the US conducting research at numerous libraries, archives and museums. Richard Hook trained at Reigate College of Art, and after national service he became art editor of the much-praised megazine 'Finding Out'. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles.
Introduction; South Carolina: Dress and service dress uniforms, 1861; The pleated hunting shirt; Volunteer forces, 1861; Regular Army of South Carolina, 1861-64; State Quartermaster issue uniforms, 1861-64; Clothing and flags made by volunteer aid societies, 1861-63; Arms and equipage manufactured in the state; Mississippi: Antebellum militia; Army of Mississippi; Penitentiary-made uniforms; Volunteer aid societies; Arms and equipage