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By Philip Katcher

The U.S. military throughout the Civil conflict used to be the biggest the rustic had raised in its short historical past; and it is going to stay the biggest ever raised until eventually international struggle I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the USA military. This designated paintings by way of Philip Katcher is a complete advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865), with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern photos and 8 complete web page color plates by means of Ron Volstad.

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