In this pictorial history of the troops that fought for the Union, John Langellier presents a key insight into how Abraham Lincoln’s soldiers actually appeared in the field. Far from being uniformly clad in blue, the Union soldier appeared in a great variety of clothing, from simple civilian-style dress to elaborate uniforms inspired by European armies. This remarkable addition to the G. I. Series covers artillery, cavalry and infantry and demonstrates the full and astonishing range of their uniforms, equipment and armament. This latest addition to the series includes a superb selection of rare and unusual images, including over a dozen colour images produced in the 1860’s for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department. Each image is supported by a detailed and informative caption and, in addition, Terrible Swift Sword also includes the complete 1861 U.S. Army uniform regulations.
John P. Langellier
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72 pp, 113 illustrations, pb
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