American Civil War Zouaves by Robin Smith, Bill Younghusband

By Robin Smith, Bill Younghusband

One of the mass of devices shaped within the early months of the yankee Civil warfare have been a number of of the vibrant Zouave devices. encouraged by means of the French colonial devices raised in North Africa with their certain uniforms and acceptance as tough combatants, devices with names as vibrant as their uniforms started to appear. during this quantity Robin Smith information the uniforms and battles of those flamboyant devices. invoice Younghusband is quickly constructing himself as probably the most renowned illustrators of 18th and nineteenth century army matters, and has already contributed to a few Osprey titles.

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Farther east General Federals Crossing the Rapidan River on Pontoons at Germanna Ford into the Wilderness Page 37 General Gouverneur K. S. Military Academy second in his class in 1850, brevet 2d lieutenant Topographical Engineers; promoted to 2d lieutenant in 1854 and to 1st lieutenant in 1856. Before the Civil War, he surveyed the Mississippi River Delta, supervised river and canal improvements, compiled maps and reports of the Pacific Railroad exploration, served as chief engineer of the Sioux Expedition where he fought Indians and made maps in Dakota and Nebraska territories; taught mathematics at West Point.

The Federals had control of the entire Mississippi River. The fall of Vicksburg and the defeat of Lee at Gettysburg restored confidence in the North. The Union navy had closed all the important Confederate Atlantic ports except Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, and these were blockaded by Federal warships. A Union amphibious expedition threatened Charleston, and Federal forces captured Chattanooga and pushed into north Georgia. To meet this threat, President Davis sent General James Longstreet's Corps from Lee's army to reinforce the Confederate army in northern Georgia.

Directed Meridian and Atlanta campaigns, March to the Sea, and Carolina campaign that ended in surrender of Joseph E. Johnston's army in 1865; received thanks of Congress "for gallant and arduous services" during the Civil War; lieutenant general 1866; general 1869; commander of the army 1869 to 1883; retired 1883; published memoirs 1875; died 1891. Made his famous statement, "war is all hell," in a speech at Columbus, Ohio, in 1880. " Some authorities rate him an even better general than Grant.

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