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By Philip Katcher

ISBN-10: 085045722X

ISBN-13: 9780850457223

On the time of the yankee Civil struggle, with million males below palms, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required nearly a military of experts by myself. specific sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing responsibility; males whose wounds may have ended in their discharge long ago now stumbled on themselves guarding vital posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and massive numbers of civilians stumbled on themselves in uniform as individuals of the Telegraph or sanatorium Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the expert troops who served within the armies of either sides.

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Royal Irish Infantry Regiment Raised from March 1809. Two battalions deployed in Guadalajara in 1810. The regimental commander and more than a hundred mcn rleserted to the British in 1811. The number of Iri~hll1el1 in the ranks seems to have been vel)' low; the unit was apparentl)' merged into Ro),al-Etranger in ahout 18L2, Brown coat and lapels, buff collar, cuffs, turn backs and piping; grenadiers had bushy-shaped fur caps, others shakos, lsI Castilla & 2nd Murcia Lightlnfaotry Regiments Raised from March 1H09.

Foot Artillery. une company, Horse Artillery, two companies, and the. Train, twO companies, werc organized, equipped and uniformed generally the same as in the French Army. The horse anillery had a Rold flaming bomb badge on the collar of the cuat, and a shako with a gold flaming bomb plate and red plume instead of a busby. Elite Gendarmerie This single platoon had the same uniform as the Elite Gendarmerie of the French Imperial Guard. lll a CahaUo was to have 73 ofTIcers and troopers, and was to ue lite senior unit in the amI}'.

It is of interest to nGle that the Count de Teba, a Spanish officer of the Guard light anillelJ', remaineri loyal to Joseph and found refuge in France; and four decadcs latcr his daughter Eugenic became the Empress o[ France. 'i in the French army, epallietles being worn by all ofTtcers. NCOs. however. kept the old Spanish system mixed with French features: first sergeants had 11\10 woollen epaulettes, second sergeants UlIC, first corporals two laces of the button colour edging thc collar and cuffs, second corporals one lace; g:renadiers had three laces on each clifT and two laces on the collar and grenades on the turn hacks.

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