John P. Langellier. 352 pages, 470 photos, 23 X 30 cm
EIn this new, extensively researched volume, U.S. Army uniforms – including enlisted soldiers, officers, insignia, and headgear – from the years 1848-1873 are examined in exacting detail. For the first time, original accounts from official reports, diaries, and other primary sources will be combined with color photographs of extraordinary surviving specimens, hundreds of important black and white images, as well as artwork from the period to tell the story of what the American soldier wore during these years. Army Blue represents more than twenty years of research in major institutions and private collections throughout the United States, and offers a concise overview of a topic which promises to be must reading for collectors, modelers, and curators alike.
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