Redlegs

The U.S. Artillery from the Civil War to the Spanish American War, 1861–1898

John P. Langellier

This illustrated series presents the uniforms and equipment of the United States Army from the nineteenth century to the present day. Each volume combines detailed and informative captions with over 100 rare and unusual images. These books are a must for anyone interested in American military uniforms and the history of the United States Army.

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Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
GI. The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment
Illustration :
Color and b&w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848328112
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
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$19.99

Overview
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This volume in the popular G.I. series illustrates a much-neglected aspect of American military history – the U.S. Army artillerymen, named redlegs after the red stripes on their trousers. The photographs, most of them rarely seen in other sources, range from the Civil War and the campaigns against the American Indians through to the Spanish-American War.

Artillery was a vital arm and proved its worth in all of these diverse theaters of war; artillerymen served as part of mobile columns, in sieges and blockades, and as garrisons in remote frontier forts. This handy guide includes superb images and descriptive captions detailing the appearance of the men, their uniforms and equipment, and the ordnance used over the years.

REVIEWS
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"A curious and interesting book with a priceless visual of information."

- Miniaturas JM

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