The Union Infantryman: A Sketchbook by Alan H. Archambault
The Union Infantryman: A Sketchbook by Alan H. Archambault.
"Through detailed sketches and informative captions, author and illustrator Alan H. Archambault breathes new life into Civil War history as he describes the loyalty and perseverance of the blue soldiers. He includes original depictions of the day-to-day experiences the infantrymen faced as they marched through mud and disease to defend the Federal Union. Images of eager recruits and volunteers are juxtaposed against the harsh reality of fire and destruction. Archambault presents a comprehensive view of Civil War life and details the logistics of being a soldier, with such topics as corps badges and regimental colors, knapsacks and footwear, sharpshooter and muskets, and Irish and black infantrymen. The book is a historically accurate resource for scholars and living-history reenactors of all ages."