Billy Yank - The Uniform of the Union Army 1861-1865 by Michael Mcafee

By Michael Mcafee

A heritage of the USA military in the course of the time it served because the forefront of western growth and an outline of its uniforms and gear within the overdue 19th century. every one quantity during this ongoing sequence combines special and informative captions with over a hundred infrequent and strange photographs. those books are a needs to for somebody attracted to American army uniforms.

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One is a red dragon39 wrote that Chinese soldiers did not consider themselves to have 'any self-respect to lose, or credit to gain', so that even headlong flight brought no disgrace, and as soon as the scare was over they were ready to fight again. Nevertheless, Western officers repeatedly remarked on a lack of resolution among Chinese in the field and of their preference for overawing the enemy by numbers, quantity of flags, size of guns and volume of noise, rather than by actively engaging in combat.

Officers of this seniority were rarely found anywhere near the battlefield. ) F1: Imperialist 'Brave' This figure, from another Lamprey sketch, depicts the characteristic appearance of such irregulars, typified by the large turban and the gaitered or bandaged shins and bare feet. F2: 'Yang ch'iang tui' infantryman This is an infantryman of the Huai Army's yangch'iang tui or 'foreign arms platoons', trained and occasionally led by foreign officers. Unlike most Taipings, such Imperialist units adopted the bayonet along with their Western firearms, carrying it fixed to the musket at all times since they possessed no scabbards.

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. Powder was carried either in a lacquered wooden flask or as prepared charges in the form of paper cartridges or small bamboo containers that were emptied down the barrel.

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