By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of members, often from an area's social élite who had sufficient spare time and cash to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit ideas, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their talents in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the middle of many combating devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of quite a few pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a good activity of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer armed forces of the yank Civil warfare (1861-1865).
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Stenbocks dragonregemente (600 men. 1707: 1,000 men) Raised by Major General Magnus Stenbock in 1704 through enlistments. Colonels: M. Stenbock 1704, N. Hielm 1706. Belonged to the King's Army. Captured after Poltava. Not raised again. 1705: Officer: hat with gold lace. Blue coat with gilded brass buttons and buttonholes with gold lace. Leather kamisol and breeches. Waistbelt and sword frog with silver lace. Schabraque and pistol covers yellow with 41 silver lace. Non-commissioned officer and Corporals: hat with silver lace.
In Wismar 1711 during the siege. Took part in Stenbock's Campaign in 1712 and captured at Tönningen in 1713. Raised again and took part with 222 men in the defense of Stralsund. 3 officers and 71 managed to make it to Sweden and were placed in the Tyska dragonregementet in 1716. 1711: hat with silver lace. Cloak with blue lining and collar. Blue coat with pewter buttons, blue lining and cuffs. Black neckcloth, blue vest and leather breeches. Blue schabraque with blue and white border. B. von Schwerin in 1710 by enlistment.
Piper and Drummer: hat with lace or blue karpus. Blue coat with red lining and cuffs together with braid. Leather vest and breeches, blue stockings. Other Ranks: hat with braid. Gray pajrock, blue coat with yellow lining and cuffs, a pair of blue and a pair of gray stockings 1711/12: Issued new yellow stockings, otherwise the uniforms were considered worn out. 1713: hats, blue cloaks, blue coats with yellow lining and cuffs. 1715/16: Non-commissioned officer: hat with silver lace. Blue cloak with blue lining.