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BLUEJACKETS: UNIFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD 1852-1865
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BLUEJACKETS: UNIFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD 1852-1865

Author: Ron Field
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Aug 2009
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7643-3375-5

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Based on original accounts from official documents, newspapers, & other primary sources, the well-written text is accompanied by a wealth of period images of navy personnel, many of which are identified & published for the first time. This is an essential reference work for collectors, living historians, modelers, & curators, as well as anyone with a interest in the Civil War at sea. 300+ Color & B&W photos; 9x12 inches, 240 pgs.

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This long-awaited book fills a gap in knowledge of the uniform clothing, headgear, equipage, & weapons of the United States Navy during the Civil War period. Based on original accounts from official documents, newspapers, diaries, letters, & other primary sources, the well-written text is accompanied by a wealth of period images of navy personnel, many of which are identified & published for the first time. Numerous photographs of surviving articles of clothing & artifacts throw further light on life in a blockading fleet or on the High Seas from 1852 through 1865.

With great clarity the author explains the various changes to officers' uniforms & for the first time provides a detailed analysis of the clothing worn by ratings & enlisted men. A much needed book in a long overlooked subject.


 
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