By Philip Katcher

ISBN-10: 0850458536

ISBN-13: 9780850458534

Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of contributors, often from an area's social élite who had adequate spare time and money to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit principles, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their abilities in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the center of many battling devices on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. With assistance from various images and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a good task of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer armed forces of the yank Civil conflict (1861-1865).

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Pp. ) H1: Private, Dutch 5th or 8th Jager Battalions, Surinam, 1804 Among the troops sent to Dutch colonies in 1802-1803 were the 5th Jager sent to Surinam; and the 8th Jager, with four companies in Surinam, two at Curaçao and one each on the islands of St Eustatius and St Martin. Both had the same uniform of dark blue faced light green. Our plate is based on a water-colour of Dutch uniforms by the British officer William Loftie who was part of the expedition which captured Paramaibo in May 1804.

1800-02 The details of this uniform are given in a draft plate by C. H. Smith and generally agree with other sources—in particular the shako, the style and lacing of the coatee, and the trousers. This may appear 'British' in style, but it seems that some Spanish and French troops in the tropics also used coatees and trousers in particular. About 95 per cent of the enlisted men in Toussaint L'Ouverture's army of the French Republic were blacks. ) C1: Private of a French Demi-Brigade of Line Infantry; Saint-Domingue, 1802-03 Finding the European uniforms totally unsuitable in such a climate, Gen.

Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection) 44 F2: Officer, Chasseurs de réserve, 1806-10 This organisation mobilised trusted plantation slaves under the direction of owners and overseers. He wears with his officer's uniform a wide-brimmed hat, popular among planters; and is armed with a long-barrelled 'buccaneer' musket, which was a colonial favourite for hunting. (Sources: Recueil . . p. ) F3: Private, Chasseur Companies of Port Nord-Ouest, Ilede-France National Guard, 1806-10 On 18 June 1806, the 1st Battalion of the National Guard Legion of the city of Port Nord-Ouest was augmented by two élite companies of white Chasseurs.

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