American Civil War Armies (3): Specialist Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

On the time of the yank Civil warfare, with million males below fingers, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required almost a military of experts on my own. unique sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing accountability; males whose wounds may have resulted in their discharge some time past now discovered themselves guarding vital posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and big numbers of civilians came across themselves in uniform as participants of the Telegraph or sanatorium Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the professional troops who served within the armies of either sides.

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A bare sword was frequently secured under the saddle-flap. Cavalry ponies came from Mongolia and Manchuria and averaged 121/2—14 hands. They were sometimes uniform in colour within a unit: two battalions seen in 1858 were mounted respectively on white and piebald horses. B2: Imperialist matchlockman The Chinese matchlock had only a short, angled grip like a pistol, and was fired held against the chest, the cheek, or the right side at about hip-height. It was not very accurate except at close range (largely through insufficient practice) and the small bullets it fired - mostly cylindrical slugs rather than spherical balls, used up to six or ten at a time - had little penetrative power.

It was called ting kia or 'armour with nails', and occasionally still incorporated a lining of small metal plates. Among Banner cavalrymen the Frenchmen of the Ever-Triumphant Army, engraved from a contemporary photograph. 43 Diagramma tic representation of a Chinese fort of the sort that guarded the Peiho at Taku, from Escayrac de Lauture's Memoires sur la Chine (1865). Right: The interior of the North Fort at Taku after capture, 21 August 1860, engraved from one of Beato's famous photographs.

Though some EVA soldiers wore Western boots, artillerymen, without exception, wore Chinese slippers and stockings. D3: Infantryman, summer uniform The winter uniform of the Infantry was dark green, with scarlet facings, and shoulder-straps that were a different colour for each regiment and 'stamped' with the regiment's number in Chinese and English. In the summer Infantry, Artillery and Bodyguard alike changed into 'a complete white uniform with red facings, precisely similar to the kahkee dress worn by British troops in India'.

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