By Philip Katcher
The U.S. military through the Civil battle was once the most important the rustic had raised in its short background; and it should stay the most important ever raised till international battle I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the united states military. This targeted paintings by means of Philip Katcher is a finished advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yank Civil warfare, with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern photos and 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad.
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He has replaced his shako (if he ever had one) with one of the many patterns of 'night' cap worn at the time. His shabby red jacket and cotton drill trousers reflect Grattan's description, as does his minimal equipment - which includes a haversack stuffed with loot. He has replaced his canteen with a bottle of brandy to 'refresh' himself as he continues his search. In the background, a soldier of the Connaught Rangers is depicted offering the 'Jingling Johnnie' or Schellenbaum which the battalion captured from the tete de colonne of the French 101 e de Ligne to a mounted field officer of his regiment.
His outbursts were resented by the officers he vilified (their attempts to gain redress are a matter of record); but he must have been positively loathed by the rank-and-file of the Connaught Rangers, some of whom risked flogging or worse to be insubordinate to him in front of their comrades. The formal portrait shows him in the uniform of a lieutenant-general, the rank to which he was promoted in 1813, the year he was knighted. The less well known drawing shows him in the civilian hat and coat that he customarily wore in the field.
In iLS shan existence it had won fOl- ilS regiment the ballie honours PENINSULA, TALAVERA, BARROSA, TARIFA, VTTTORlA, NlVELLE, ORTHES and TO LO SE. THE 88th (THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS) REGIMENT OF FOOT This regiment ,vas another of lhose raised as a consequence of lhe outbreak of war between England and revolutionary France. A Colonel de Burgh raised it, mainly in the province of Connaughl, under a commission dmed 25 September 1793. Even before receiving ilS number as a regiment of the Line it became known as the Connallght Rangers, 'Rangers' being a favourite Litle for provincial le\;es at that time.