By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised through members, frequently from an area's social élite who had adequate spare time and money to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit principles, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their talents in those ranks, and volunteer military devices shaped the center of many battling devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With assistance from various images and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a great task of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer defense force of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865).
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