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African American Soldier in the American Civil War: USCT 1862-66
Lardas, Mark
ISBN: 9781846030925
Osprey Pub Co  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR114. Approximately 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Initially, many white soldiers doubted their bravery and skill; they were soon proved wrong. The Civil War battlefields bore witness to countless acts of courage from the United States Colored Troops, most famously the battle of Fort Wagner where the 54th Massachusetts marched forth and scaled the parapets, only to be driven back in fierce hand-to-hand combat, and the battle of Honey Springs where lines of African American troops advanced regardless of deadly enemy fire and succeeded in repelling the Confederates. African Americans were even conscripted into the Confederate Army towards the war's end to plug the damaging shortages of manpower. African American troops comprised 10 percent of the Union Army and approximately one-third of those men lost their lives on the field of battle. Through fascinating first-hand accounts, this title examines the journey of the African American from slave to soldier to free man, ultimately providing a fascinating insight into the impact that these brave men had on the war and how it influenced their lives thereafter.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005141  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Civil War Marines, 1861-65
Field, Ron
ISBN: 1841767689
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI112. The part played in the Civil War by the small Marine Corps of the United and Confederate States is overshadowed by the confrontations of the great armies. Nevertheless, the coastal and riverine campaigns were of real importance, given the strategic significance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the struggle for the Mississippi River. Marines wearing blue and grey fought in many dramatic actions afloat and ashore - ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This book offers a comprehensive summary of all such battles, illustrated with rare early photographs, and meticulously researched color plates detailing the often obscure minutiae of Marine uniforms and equipment.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001340  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Civil War Weapons
Eexler, Bruce
ISBN: 0896892379
Krause Pubns Inc Iola, Wisconsin, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 256 pages. This book is the complete guide to Civil War Weapons featuring over 160 weapons with a history and specification on each. It includes chapters on Pistols and Revolvers, Carbines, Longarms and Rifles, Swords and Edged Weapons, and Artillery, all illustrated with over 300 colour photos and 65 black and white archive photos of the weapons in use. Full colour paintings by renowned Civil War artist Don Troiani brings the campaigns where the weapons were used to life.   As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001740  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Confederate Artilleryman: 1861-65
Katcher, Philip
ISBN: 1841763004
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR034. In the heady days of the rush to arms in 1861, comparatively few Southern men volunteered for service in the artillery: most preferred the easily accessible glory of the infantry or cavalry. Yet those that did quickly earned the respect of their fellow soldiers, and a reputation for being able to "pull through deeper mud, ford deeper springs, shoot faster, swear louder ... than any other class of men in the service". Given that field artillery was invariably deployed in front of the troops that it was supporting, the artillerymen were exposed to a high level of enemy fire, and losses were significant. This title guides the reader through the life and experiences of the Confederate cannoneer - where he came from; how he trained and lived; how he dressed, ate and was equipped; and how he fought.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001228  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Confederate Cavalryman: 1861-65
Katcher, Philip
ISBN: 1841763810
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR054. The southerner of the mid-19th century had been bred to ride horses. In addition the period southerner had long been used to handling firearms, through hunting for pleasure, food or simply for sport. The combination of these factors promised that when the southern states began to secede in December 1860, the cavalry would be a major combat arm. This title looks at how the men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought. Both routine and campaign life are covered, as well as the weapons and equipment that served them in their combat roles. Key encounters such as the 1863 clash at Brandy Station are also covered in this authoritative text.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001227  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Irish-American Units in the Civil War
Rodgers, Thomas
ISBN: 9781846033261
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA448. Some 150,000 Irish-American immigrants served in the Union Army, most of them from Boston, New York and Chicago, and about 40,000 fought in the Confederate Army. The best known unit was the Irish Brigade of the Union Army of the Potomac, which distinguished itself at Antietam and, particularly, at Fredericksburg, where its sacrificial bravery astonished friend and foe alike. Famous regiments were New York's 'Fighting 69th', the 9th Massachusetts, 116th Pennsylvania, 23rd Illinois and 35th Indiana. Two Louisiana Confederate brigages from New Orleans were almost entirely Irish and several other Irish companies made a name for themselves at Shiloh, Chickamauga and other key battles. This book will give a brief overview of the history of the units on each side of the conflict and will be illustrated with uniform details, flags and archival photographs.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007572  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lincoln's 90-day Volunteers, 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781780969183
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA489. On April 15th 1861, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. This 90-day period proved entirely unrealistic and was followed by further, and much more extensive, mobilizations. Despite this, for the first few months the defence of the Capitol depended heavily on a hastily gathered, but extremely loyal, army of militiamen and volunteers. Mostly inexperienced, poorly trained, weakly officered, and provided with motley uniforms, equipment and weapons, they bought the Union time during the vital first months. Through a wide range of period sources, this title describes and illustrates the actual appearance of this diverse and colorful force, including photographs, eyewitness accounts in period newspapers and letters, the reports of government agents, and the records of the many manufacturers who received orders to clothe and equip their state troops.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007027  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lincoln's 90-day Volunteers, 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781780969183
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA489. On April 15th 1861, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. This 90-day period proved entirely unrealistic and was followed by further, and much more extensive, mobilizations. Despite this, for the first few months the defence of the Capitol depended heavily on a hastily gathered, but extremely loyal, army of militiamen and volunteers. Mostly inexperienced, poorly trained, weakly officered, and provided with motley uniforms, equipment and weapons, they bought the Union time during the vital first months. Through a wide range of period sources, this title describes and illustrates the actual appearance of this diverse and colorful force, including photographs, eyewitness accounts in period newspapers and letters, the reports of government agents, and the records of the many manufacturers who received orders to clothe and equip their state troops.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007039  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The American Civil War in the Indian Territory
Spencer, Earl Charles
ISBN: 1846030005
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI140. One of the most tragic theaters of Civil War conflict was the Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma), and the borderlands of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. Both the Union and the Confederacy raised Native American units to contest this ground, and tribes were divided against one another and amongst themselves. Federal and Confederate cavalry also struck into the Territory from Kansas and Texas; and the irregular marauders who raided the area such as Kansas Red Legs and Quantrill's Raiders earned notoriety. This fascinating account of the groups which fought in the Territory is richly illustrated with rare early photos, and detailed color reconstructions covering Union forces: Organization, unforms, equipment & weapons of: 1st US Cavalry, 1st US Infantry, Jayhawkers (‘redles’ and ‘Pin Indians’), 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, 2nd, 6th and 9th Kansas Cavalry, Union Indian Brigade (1st-3rd kansas Indian Home Guard), US colored Troops (1st and 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry): Confederate Forces: Uniforms, native dress, equipment & weapons of: confederate Indian Division (the Five Civilized Tribes, plus Caddo & Osage battalions), Texas units (1st Partisanrangers, Welch’s Cavalry, 3rd, 9th and 29th Cavalry), Quantrill’s and Anderson’s Raiders; The ‘neutral’ tribes: Osage, Caddo, Tonkwana, Wichita, Comanche Horses, saddlery, and wagons.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001348  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The American Civil War Paintings of Gordon Davis
Davis, Gordon
Uniformology  2004 
 CD ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** This is a CD from Uniformology in the U.S, who have produced a large range of CD's each containing dozens of high quality scans of rare and costly original miltary uniform prints from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The American Civil War prints of Gordon Davis. A collection of 17 Union Army plates and 7 of the Army of the Southern States. While the number of plates included in this set is not large they do represent some of the more unusual units of both sides.  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001172  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The American Civil War Paintings of Gordon Davis
Davis, Gordon
Uniformology  2004 
 CD ** FREE POSTAGE within Australia, postage overseas at cost -- Note: Postage will be added automatically when you place an order, but I will adjust the postage cost when the order is processed. ** This is a CD from Uniformology in the U.S, who have produced a large range of CD's each containing dozens of high quality scans of rare and costly original miltary uniform prints from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century. The American Civil War prints of Gordon Davis. A collection of 17 Union Army plates and 7 of the Army of the Southern States. While the number of plates included in this set is not large they do represent some of the more unusual units of both sides.  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000798  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Confederate Army 1861-65 (1): South Carolina & Mississippi
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781841768496
Osprey Pub Co  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA423. The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of soldiers wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state militia and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate armies, and the continuing efforts by individual states to clothe their troops as wear-and-tear reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from state papers and other contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003091  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Confederate Army 1861-65 (3): Louisiana & Texas
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781846030314
Osprey Pub Co  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA430. The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of offices and men wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state militia and volunteer companies brought together to form the Confederate field armies, and the continuing efforts to clothe troops as wear-and-tear gradually reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008133  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Confederate Army 1861-65 (4): Virginia & Arkansas
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781846030321
Osprey Pub Co  2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA435. Despite modern perceptions of the overwhelming image of Confederate soldiers dressed in their classic battledress gray, the Southern states of the Confederacy fielded many units of volunteer troops wearing a remarkably wide variety of uniforms, often reflecting foreign influences. In a spirit of independence many states also issued their own uniform regulations on the outbreak of the War Between the States; and these non-standard uniforms were often retained until well into the course of 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 fourth of a series of six titles studies the archival and pictorial evidence for the infantry, cavalry and artillery of Virginia - the heart of the Confederacy and its richest, most populous and militarily strongest state; and of Arkansas, which despite its much smaller population, fielded several interesting units. The expert text, which draws extensively on contemporary documents, is illustrated largely with fascinating early photographic portraits showing the haunting faces of the young soldiers caught up in the horror of war and classic color artwork recreations of their uniforms.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003093  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Confederate Army 1861-65 (5): Tennessee & North Carolina
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781846031878
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA441. The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of troops wearing the grey and butternut of the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. By contrast, this book examines the variety of uniforms worn by the Tennessee and North Carolina militia and volunteers brought together in the Confederate field armies, and the continuing efforts to clothe them as wear-and-tear gradually reduced this wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from contemporary documents is illustrated with rare early photographs and meticulous color reconstructions in the latest instalment of Ron Field's in-depth analysis of the uniforms of the Confederate Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003094  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Confederate Army 1861-65 (6): Missouri, Kentucky & Maryland
Field, Ron
ISBN: 9781846031885
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA446. 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.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003095  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle
Smithurst, Peter
ISBN: 9781849084857
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WPN10. Throughout the Napoleonic Wars, there was a growing perception that a muzzle-loading rifle was more practical compared to the limitations of rifles then currently in use. This thinking ultimately resulted in the 1853 Enfield Pattern, a rifle which, for the first time, was issued to every soldier in the British Army instead of the few trained marksmen. Its use during the Crimean War and later the Indian Mutiny would vindicate this policy when it became clear that the infantry were now capable of outgunning artillery. In addition, this was the first British weapon manufactured using new American technology, which meant that the component parts were interchangeable, ensuring that the weapon was easy to maintain on the battlefield. There were three main types based on the P 53 - the long rifle, the short rifle and the carbine, and this volume provides a concise history of the development and use of each type. In addition, the book discusses the privately manufactured varieties which were used for sport as well as the standard accessories issued to the infantryman in the field including bayonets, combination tools, the cartridge, ammunition pouch, muzzle stopper and ramrods. The P 53 first became notorious during the Indian Mutiny when the use of pig fat to lubricate the bullets led directly to the rioting by Hindu and Muslim troops within the British Army. However, its most widespread use was during the American Civil War when over a million rifles were sold to both the North and South. The author, a leading expert in the subject who worked at the Royal Armouries for a number of years, also details the effectiveness of the weapon during each conflict, including range, rate of fire, powder charge, accuracy and what it was like to be fired on by a P 53.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007011  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Stonewall Brigade
Selby, John Millin
ISBN: 0850450527
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA030. ‘Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Rally behind the Virginians!’ With these words General Lee ensured the reputation of Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his troops who were fighting alongside him at the battle of the First Bull Run. This reputation was enhanced in Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley campaign and other operations where the Stonewall Brigade ‘s actions gained the praise of their Confederate compatriots and the respect of their enemies. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organization of the Brigade and its combat experience during the American Civil War. Detailed maps and contemporary illustrations accompany this account of their major engagements. Contents: T.J. Jackson; First Bull Run; The Valley; The Seven Days’ Battles; Chancellorsville; Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001810  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Union Infantryman 1861-65
Langellier, John P.
ISBN: 1841761761
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2001 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR031. A Union supporter once said, "What is a man's life worth if our glorious union is to be shattered by traitors?" President Lincoln's volunteers and conscripted soldiers expanded the permanent Union army to include 1,700 regiments of foot soldiers during the course of the war. Those who became part of "Mr. Lincoln's Army" came from various social and economic conditions, and they documented their day-to-day life in diaries, letters and memoirs. Drawing on these narratives, contemporary photographs, and meticulous archival research, this book provides a vivid account of the common Union infantryman from recruitment and training to his experiences on the battlefield. Includes Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Renewing the ranks; 'No plaster saints' - Soldier life; Organization; Tactics; Training; Marksmanship; Ammunition and weapons; Routine and pastimes; Food; Crime, vice, and punishment; 'Last full measure' - On campaign; `Just Before the Battle Mother'; Representative engagements; Aftermath; Badges of courage; 'With malice toward none'; Hallowed ground; Battlefields and museums; Re-enactors; Collecting; The legacy; Bibliography; Full colour plate commentary.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001352  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Union Troops of the American Civil War
Sutherland, Jonathan
ISBN: 186126769X
Crowood Press  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. A catastrophic and ruinous civil war raged across the fledgling United States between 1861 and 1865. The conflict pitted brother against brother, father against son and friend against friend. This book minutely examines the uniforms and equipment of the Union troops of, primarily, the Northern United States. 'Billy Yanks' or, as the Confederates called them rather less flatteringly, 'Blue Bellies', were recruited in vast numbers. First, second or third generation European immigrants and others from further afield flooded the ranks of the Union armies. After 1863 African Americans were recruited in huge numbers, following the Emancipation Declaration. Although they often outnumbered the Confederates, the Union troops were usually poorly led and trained, yet by force of arms they crushed the rebellion, culminating in Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox in 1865. This book examines not only the uniforms, but also the equipment, weapons, battle flags, tactics and organisation of the Union infantrymen, artillery and cavalry. It is concise and fact-packed, with over 100 full colour photographs of re-enactors equipped with accurate replica and original uniforms and equipment in action and at rest. It will be indispensable for military historians, collectors, wargamers and re-enactors.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004182  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Union Troops of the American Civil War
Sutherland, Jonathan
ISBN: 186126769X
Crowood Press  2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. A catastrophic and ruinous civil war raged across the fledgling United States between 1861 and 1865. The conflict pitted brother against brother, father against son and friend against friend. This book minutely examines the uniforms and equipment of the Union troops of, primarily, the Northern United States. 'Billy Yanks' or, as the Confederates called them rather less flatteringly, 'Blue Bellies', were recruited in vast numbers. First, second or third generation European immigrants and others from further afield flooded the ranks of the Union armies. After 1863 African Americans were recruited in huge numbers, following the Emancipation Declaration. Although they often outnumbered the Confederates, the Union troops were usually poorly led and trained, yet by force of arms they crushed the rebellion, culminating in Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox in 1865. This book examines not only the uniforms, but also the equipment, weapons, battle flags, tactics and organisation of the Union infantrymen, artillery and cavalry. It is concise and fact-packed, with over 100 full colour photographs of re-enactors equipped with accurate replica and original uniforms and equipment in action and at rest. It will be indispensable for military historians, collectors, wargamers and re-enactors.  As New
Price: $32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004181  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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