Redlegs
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Redlegs

The U.S. Artillery from the Civil War to the Spanish American War, 1861–1898




Author:John P. Langellier
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:7.44" x 9.69"
Photos:Color and b&w
Publisher:Pen and Sword
ISBN:9781848328112
Item No. 9781848328112



This volume in the popular G.I. series illustrates a much-neglected aspect of American military history – the U.S. Army artillerymen, named redlegs after the red stripes on their trousers. The photographs, most of them rarely seen in other sources, range from the Civil War and the campaigns against the American Indians through to the Spanish-American War. Artillery was a vital arm and proved its worth in all of these diverse theaters of war; artillerymen served as part of mobile columns, in sieges and blockades, and as garrisons in remote frontier forts. This handy guide includes superb images and descriptive captions detailing the appearance of the men, their uniforms and equipment, and the ordnance used over the years.