The Confederate Army 1861–65 (6): Missouri, Kentucky & Maryland (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

The Confederate Army 1861–65 (6): Missouri, Kentucky & Maryland (Men-at-Arms) By Ron Field, Richard Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ron Field, Richard Hook (Illustrator)
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Description


Despite the overwhelming image of Confederate soldiers dressed in their drab butternut and gray, the Southern states which formed the Confederacy in 1861 fielded many units of volunteer troops wearing a remarkably wide variety of uniforms, often reflecting foreign influences. In a spirit of independence many states issued their own uniform regulations at the outbreak of the War Between the States and these non-standard uniforms were often retained deep into the war. The regulation patterns centrally prescribed by the Confederate Army were only ever followed unevenly, and state quartermasters continued to issue uniforms showing regional and state differences. This concluding book in a series of six titles studies the archival and pictorial evidence for the infantry, cavalry and artillery of the states that fought for the South even though they never officially seceded - Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland - and is illustrated with fascinating and poignant early photographic portraits.

Previous volumes in the series cover:
1 South Carolina, Mississippi
2 Florida, Alabama, Georgia
3 Louisiana, Texas
4 Virginia, Arkansas
5 Tennessee, North Carolina

About the Author


Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged expert on US military history. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at Piedmont High School in California from 1982 to 1983, and was then Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water, UK, until his retirement in 2007. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington, DC, and was awarded its Emerson Writing Award in 2013.

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 earned an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard's three children Adam, Jason, and Christa are all professionally active in various artistic disciplines. He died in 2010.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781846031885
ISBN-10: 1846031885
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: May 20th, 2008
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms