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Billy Yank

The Uniform of the Union Army, 1861-1865
by Michael J. Mcaffee and John P. Langellier
Pen & Sword

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 80 pp.
Size: 7.50 x 9.75 inches

ISBN: 9781848328068
TB Code: 1903199
Availability: 50 in stock

Billy Yank or Billy Yankee was the name given to the Union soldiers of the North during the American Civil War: and a famous and enduring symbol of the period.

Typically Billy Yank is presented dressed in regulation blue uniform topped with a forage hat, the standard headdress used by the military of the period. This handy guide delves a little deeper and sets out to discover exactly what the typical ‘Billy Yank’ looked like and how they lived. Compiled by two experts on the subject of military uniforms of the period, and crammed with fascinating facts and images, this is an excellent glimpse into the life and times of the union soldier and a valuable addition to the popular G.I. series.