Flags of the Civil War (Special Editions)

Philip R.N. Katcher

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Flags of the Civil War (Special Editions)

Flags of the Civil War Special Editions During the Civil War the regimental battery or company set of colors was than simply a unit designation issued for the ease of a commander in identifying his units in the field It was the very symb

  • Title: Flags of the Civil War (Special Editions)
  • Author: Philip R.N. Katcher
  • ISBN: 9781841761732
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the Civil War the regimental, battery, or company set of colors was 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 center of the line, drawDuring the Civil War the regimental, battery, or company set of colors was 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 center of the line, drawing enemy fire upon its carriers Each regiment received its colors in one of its first formal ceremonies, which itself was almost an initiation into the world of the soldier In camp, the regimental colors flew over the unit headquarters as a guide post to members and outsiders alike In combat, it was drawn into the very center of action, where it was fiercely defended Few things were disgraceful than losing one s colors in battle, and extreme sacrifices were often made to save them Philip Katcher has written over 20 titles in the Osprey Men at Arms series including the five volume set on Armies of the American Civil War Osprey

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    1. Sean Chick on said:

      Dry Osprey book, more interesting in its discussion of Confederate flags. Illustrations were good but I felt there could have been more.

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