By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of contributors, frequently from an area's social élite who had adequate spare time and cash 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 abilities in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the middle of many combating devices on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of a number of pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does an excellent task of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer military of the yank Civil struggle (1861-1865).
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18; Mosaics: Caradini et al. 1982, figs 17, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 130. 39. James 2006, 257. See for instance the section on the identities of Romano-British artefacts in G. Davies, A. Gardner and K. Lockyear (eds) (2001). TRAC 2000: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, University College London, April 2000, Oxford. Either called bronze or brass according to the various alloying agents, such as zinc, tin, lead, etc. (see Brown 1976, 25–26). They were used fairly indiscriminately and are all referred to as ‘bronze’ in Roman archaeology.
19. Tact. Ann. 1,17. 20. Reselling certainly happened on death or retirement. See Breeze et al. 1976, 94. 21. Tact. Hist. I, 57. Contrary to weapons, belts are sometimes found in graves (see Breeze et al. 1976). On belt finds in graves as a sign for veterans see Mackensen 1987, 158–159. A military diploma in bronze was one of the possible official proofs of a soldier’s honourable discharge, but there must also have been records held by his former unit (see van Driel-Murray 2003, 211). 24. While re-melting old artefacts for their metal was common practice in antiquity (and later), some large military waste dumps prove that the Roman army was not always so thrifty.
Hoss (forthcoming); Müller 1873, 6. 13. Bishop 1989, 102–103; Bishop and Coulston 2006, 106. 14. Bishop and Coulston 2006, 106. 15. Bishop and Coulston 2006, 110. 16. Petronius, Satyricon, 82; Bishop and Coulston 2006, 254; James 2006, 257. 17. James concedes that this posture would “go out of the window in combat”, but that it was highly influential for the manner of standing and walking affected by Roman soldiers when not wearing arms (James 2006, 257). This stance was also an integral part of the soldier’s identity (see James 1999).
American Civil War armies (5) : volunteer militia by Philip Katcher