American Civil War Armies (4) : State Troops (Men-At-Arms by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The warfare among the States' is the time period used for the yankee Civil conflict all through a lot of the South even this day. Many on each side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their important governments. a few of the states agreed; the nation governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and providing their males. certainly, the various devices that fought the Civil struggle have been provided largely by way of their very own states instead of by means of the critical government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's attention-grabbing textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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This unit appears to have followed the Prussian practice of having two widths of lace. Lace loops for all ranks were sewn in a figure eight configuration and applied to lapels and all other button positions. This atypical arrangement was also used by the Hesse-Hanau Erbprinz Infanterie-Regiment. Cap and hat pompoms were yellow, and metallic embellishments were white metal. Neck stocks were red wool edged white. Small clothes were yellow for all ranks. There is some evidence that elaborate scalloped hat lace was used as trimming.

There is some evidence that elaborate scalloped hat lace was used as trimming. Grenadiers’ saber knots had black tassels in all Hessian regiments, as did those of fifers by merit of their being assigned to the grenadier company. I. 1776-1777. It moved south again and was engaged at Brandywine and Germantown. Thereafter it went into garrison at Philadelphia PA, 1777-78, from which posting it marched to and fought at Monmouth Courthouse. It was then assigned to the New York garrison where it remained until war’s close.

It was among Colonel Rall’s ill-fated command at Trenton where it was captured entire. Exchanged and repatriated, von Knyphausen next fought at Brandywine and Germantown, 1777. J. The regiment was then detailed to the New York garrison 17781780. For two years it was detached to Canada, specifically to Prince Edward Island, after which it returned to garrison duty in New York until the cessation of hostilities. Fusilier-Regiment von Lossburg Fusilier-Regiment von Lossberg was also surprised and largely taken prisoner at Trenton, New Jersey the day after Christmas, 1776.

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