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Armies and their Insignia

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Flags of the Civil War (Special Editions (Military)) by: Philip Katcher -- {This book combines Men-at-Arms 252: "Flags of the American Civil War 1: Confederate," Men-at-Arms 258: "Flags of the American Civil War 2: Union" and Men-at-Arms 265: "Flags of the American Civil War 3: Specialist Troops."} The flags of the Civil War were no mere unit designations -- they represented the very hearts of their regiments. The formal ceremony in which a regiment received its colours constituted an initiation into the world of the soldier, and the flag became the symbol which drew the regiment's members together. In camp, regimental colours flew over unit headquarters as a guidepost to members and outsiders alike; in action, it flew in the centre of the line, drawing enemy fire upon its carriers. Few things were more disgraceful than losing one's colours in battle, and extreme sacrifices were often made to save them.

Flags of the American Civil War (2) Union (Men-at-Arms 258) by: Philip Katcher -- The regimental or battery set of colours was more than simply a unit designation, issued for the ease of a commander in identifying his units in the field. It was the very symbol of the regiment; it was its heart, the thing that drew its members together. As such it was fiercely defended in action, where it flew in the centre of the line. Complemented by numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Rick Scollins, this book by Philip Katcher provides a fascinating examination of the Union flags of the American Civil War. Men-at-Arms 252, 258 and 265 are also available in a single volume special edition as "Flags of the Civil War."

Flags of the American Civil War (3) State & Volunteer (Men-at-Arms 265) by: Philip Katcher -- Most Civil War soldiers, although they served in a national Union or Confederate Army, fought under a state designation and often felt that they were representing their state as much as their country. So it was only natural that many carried state flags, or national flags with state seals and mottos, as their regimental colours. Complemented by many photographs and illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Rick Scollins and Gerry Embleton, Philip Katcher's engaging and informative text explores the flags of the State and Volunteer troops of the American Civil War. Men-at-Arms 252, 258 and 265 are also available in a single volume special edition as "Flags of the Civil War."
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