Lincoln's 90-day Volunteers, 1861: From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run (BOK)

Ron Field

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On April 15th 1861, the day after the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months' service to defend the Union. This 90-day period proved entirely unrealistic and was followed by further, and much more extensive, mobilizations. Despite this, for the first few months the defence of the Capitol depended heavily on a hastily gathered, but extremely loyal, army of militiamen and volunteers. Mostly inexperienced, poorly trained, weakly officered, and provided with motley uniforms, equipment and weapons, they bought the Union time during the vital first months. Through a wide range of period sources, this title describes and illustrates the actual appearance of this diverse and colorful force, including photographs, eyewitness accounts in period newspapers and letters, the reports of government agents, and the records of the many manufacturers who received orders to clothe and equip their state troops.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ron Field
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781780969183
Antall sider 48 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,5cm
Vekt 185 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Adam Hook Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Warfare & defence, American Civil War