American Civil War Armies (4) : State Troops (Men-At-Arms by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The battle among the States' is the time period used for the yank Civil conflict all through a lot of the South even this present day. Many on either side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their important governments. the various states agreed; the country governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and delivering their males. certainly, the various devices that fought the Civil struggle have been provided largely through their very own states instead of through the critical government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's attention-grabbing textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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While only limited medals were produced, all clearly show the artistic background of its countrymen. Commander's Order of the Lion of Czechoslovakia. The War Service Medal, 1914-1918; note the brass soldier's badge attached to the ribbon. The Bohemia Cross, 1814. 34 CZECHOSLOVAKIA Medal for Service to the Homeland. Jeff Floyd Cross for Faithful Service, 1938. Jeff Floyd 35 36 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Commemorative Cross for Volunteers, 1918-1919; awarded to those in action in Slovakia against the Hungarian Communist troops of Bela Kun.

Knight of the Legion of Honor. Star of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, 1864. FRANCE 45 Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, 1864. The Military Medal, established by Napoleon III in 1852; France's second highest military decoration. The St. Helena Medal. 46 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Croix de Guerre with palm, World War 1. The Verdun Medal, given by the city of Verdun to World War I Allies who served there. The Dardanelles Medal. Wound Medal, World War 1. FRANCE The St. Mihiel Medal, given to World War I Allied troops by the city of St.

39 FINLAND F inland, a country long subjugated by Russia, reflects this Russian influence in its awards, especially those for bravery. With their fine enameling and metal work, Finland's orders are especially attractive, showing a traditional yet innovative approach to design. Insofar as their independence is concerned, this country's relatively short history carries with it a legacy of bravery and devotion to liberty exceeded by none. Star of the Grand Cross of the Cross of Liberty, with Swords.

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