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By Philip Katcher

"The battle among the States" is the time period used for the yank Civil warfare (1861-1865)throughout a lot of the South even this day. Many on each side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their vital governments. the various states agreed; the kingdom governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and providing their males. certainly, the various devices that fought the Civil struggle have been provided largely through their very own states instead of by way of the valuable government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's attention-grabbing textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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His felt hat displays a khaki/ dark blue/ khaki puggaree and brass ‘Onward’ badge. On the sleeves the dark blue disc identifies 8th Field Company NZE, while the drab triangle superimposed on the ‘basic patch’ identifies 6th Brigade. Brass ‘NZ ENGINEERS’ shoulder-strap titles were issued until stocks were exhausted. He wears 1908 web equipment in marching order; hidden here, hanging below the large pack, is a D-shaped mess tin in a cotton cover. The rest of his ‘wanted on voyage’ gear is stowed in a cotton ‘sea kit bag’ that has been stencilled with his number, name and unit.

The central fold was red for Infantry, green for Cavalry, dark blue for Engineers, white for Army Service Corps, etc, between two khaki folds; the artillery had a dark blue/ red/ dark blue puggaree). The ‘Onward’ badge was worn on the front. The hat was worn on formal occasions, but it had a vent either side of the crown, and provided good sun protection in the field. These hats were made in New Zealand; some officers bought English-made examples, which had a taped brim. Oddly, it was when the 2nd NZ Div left Egypt for Greece in 1941 that they were issued with Indian-made ‘solar topee’ pith helmets or British-made cork Foreign Service helmets.

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