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

By Philip Katcher

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

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Honor Grade (H(mg Danh-D{I) Purpose: For honorary bestowal on a member of another service or a foreign serviceman for a worthy mission involving 10 flights on a RVNAF or allied aircraft. continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425.

Continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425. The wreath devices for the suspension ribbon are quite large, about 22mm, but the jet plane devices are the same tiny ones used on the service bars.

The ribbon is blue 12mm, white 12mm, blue 12mm. Gold Anchor or First Class Description: The device is a gold anchor on both the suspensiqn ribbon and service bar. Silver Anchor or Second Class Description: The device is a silver anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Bronze Anchor or Third Class Description: The device is a bronze anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Background: The US-made version is flattish and has a fixed suspension, rather large lettering, and neater, if scrawnier looking, enamel work in the center.

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