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Confederate Army 186165 (5)
The Confederate Army 186165 (5) Tennessee & North Carolina
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


Osprey Publishing has a sequence of Men-At-Arms series The Confederate Army books providing a state-by-state analysis of uniforms,arms and equipage worn and carried by the Militia and Volunteers who served the Confederate states during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Each of the 14 states that provided soldiers for the Southern cause is dealt with in order of secession, the order in which they left the Union. This arrangement helps to illustrate how some of the original seven Confederate States of America, formed on February 8,1861, influenced the military fashion and supply of weapons and equipment of those states that later joined the Confederacy. Former books of sequence ;

  • Men-At-Arms 423-The Confederate Army 1861-1865 (1) - South Carolina & Mississippi

  • Men-At-Arms 426-The Confederate Army 1861-1865 (2) Florida,Alabama & Georgia

  • Men-At-Arms 430-The Confederate Army 1861-1865 (3) - Louisiana & Texas

  • Men-At-Arms 435-The Confederate Army 1861-1865 (4) - Virginia & Arkansas

    On October 2007; Osprey released the fifth book of the series as Men-At-Arms 441-The Confederate Army 1861-1865 (5) - Tennessee & North Carolina. The company also announced sixth book which will cover Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland is planned.


    The book is written by Ron Field and illustrated by Richard Hook.

  • Paperback

  • 48 pages

  • 42 black/white photos

  • 8 pages of colorplates with 25 different uniform illustrations

    book-in detail

    As marked on the book title; it contains two main chapters- Tennessee and North Carolina. Each one has subchapters about military units and uniforms supported in historical photos, local and state records, letters and newspapers. Winter clothing, arms and equipage is explained in details for both chapters.


  • Tennessee Militia

  • Early War Volunteers

  • Ladies aid societies

  • Military and Financial Board Clothing

  • Winter clothing

  • Military suppliers

  • Arms and equipage


  • Antebellum Militia

  • Volunteers of 1861

  • Ladies aid societies

  • State clothing

  • Winter clothing

  • Military suppliers

  • Arms and equipage

    A glossary of organizational terms is prepared on the first pages of the book for easier understanding and a select bibliography is included for the readers who wants more information about the subject.

    Plate Commentaries bring very useful and detailed informations for the illustrations.


    A very useful informative book for the ACW period in classic Osprey quality and a good reference for modellers with color illustrations.

    Highly Recommended

    Highs: Very informative supported on historical references and colorplates are top quality as always.
    Lows: Some of the b/w photos are not clear but no complaint as they should be considered as historical evidences of the ACW history.
    Verdict: Another good Men-at-Arms ACW book to have in your library.
    Percentage Rating
      Scale: Other
      Mfg. ID: ISBN: 9781846031878
      Suggested Retail: 15.95 USD
      PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2007
      NATIONALITY: United States
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.16%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

    Copyright 2021 text by Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


    Thanks for the review bro As with so many of the Osprey books, the plates in particular look useful. I was suprised to note that some of the officers ware wearing navy blue uniforms - I always thought of the Union as blue and the Confederation troops as grey. Shows how much i know about the ACU. Rudi
    NOV 25, 2007 - 09:15 PM

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