American Civil War Armies: Union Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The united states military in the course of the Civil battle used to be the biggest the rustic had raised in its short heritage; and it will stay the most important ever raised until eventually international struggle I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the united states military. This specific paintings by means of Philip Katcher is a finished advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yank Civil conflict, with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern pictures and 8 complete web page color plates through Ron Volstad.

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42 igniter set into a Tellermine 42. These anti-tank mines were very effective against the Russian T34. 57 58 had struck me out there. Life had given me another chance, and I wanted to use it. ‘Pastor Foerster came to see me several times. He gave me some precious writing paper, and I was able to again send a letter to my parents to let them know that I was still alive. By his face, however, I saw that the overall situation was not good. He did not talk about it and probably was not allowed to do so.

We did not want to give criticism, but felt such a suggestion was necessary. We knew, of course, that the activity in hospitals, at dressing stations, and all the actions of the medical corps did not at all influence the military operations that were going on. Our work remained more or less inconspicuous and was always the same. In advance, attack, pursuit, defence or retreat – one always saw the same scenes of suffering at our HV stations. The war taught us to endure hard times, and yet we maintained our feeling hearts.

They often lay still by the hundreds at our main bandaging stations, much too tired and fought out to complain or groan. Patiently they bore their sorrows, the operations and the changing of bandages. With thankful eyes they looked at the doctor and the medical staff. For us those looks were the reward for our constant service. ‘When it smelled of powder smoke, blood and ether, and the operating table was shaken by nearby shell hits, when the bullets flew and the iron splinters flew around our noses, the wounded had to be rescued from the minefield and carried over a rise in the enemy’s sight and fire – whoever survived here, he too was a brave medical soldier.

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