Billy Yank

The Uniform of the Union Army, 1861-1865

John P. Langellier, Michael J. McAfee

Billy Yank or Billy Yankee was the name given to the Union soldiers of the North during the American Civil War: and a famous and enduring symbol of the period. Typically Billy Yank is presented dressed in regulation blue uniform topped with a forage hat, the standard headdress used by the military of the period. This handy guide delves a little dee
Date Published :
October 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
GI. The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment
Illustration :
integrated b/w photos, 8 pages of color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848328068
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 10 X 7.5 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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Billy Yank or Billy Yankee was the name given to the Union soldiers of the North during the American Civil War: and a famous and enduring symbol of the period.

Typically Billy Yank is presented dressed in regulation blue uniform topped with a forage hat, the standard headdress used by the military of the period. This handy guide delves a little deeper and sets out to discover exactly what the typical ‘Billy Yank’ looked like and how they lived. Compiled by two experts on the subject of military uniforms of the period, and crammed with fascinating facts and images, this is an excellent glimpse into the life and times of the union soldier and a valuable addition to the popular G.I. series.

About The Author
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Michael J. McAfee, was a curator at the West Point Military Academy Museum for many years and is internationally known as an expert on the uniforms worn by U.S. forces in the Civil War.Phillip P. Langellier is the author of several publications on the life and times of the US 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.

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