New PDF release: American Civil War Armies (3): Specialist Troops

By Philip Katcher

ISBN-10: 085045722X

ISBN-13: 9780850457223

On the time of the yankee Civil warfare, with million males less than palms, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required almost a military of experts by myself. unique sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing responsibility; males whose wounds may have ended in their discharge some time past now discovered themselves guarding vital posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and massive numbers of civilians stumbled on themselves in uniform as individuals of the Telegraph or sanatorium Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the professional troops who served within the armies of either sides.

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In the act of 1945, it was redesignated the Chemical Corps. Military Intelligence, USAR (Obsolete) Officer Branch Insignia: A gold colored eared shield bearing a circle connected with the border by 13 radial ribs, within the circle a sphinx in profIle couchant. The insignia was authorized on 30 July 1923. The thirteen stripes on the shield converge toward a common point at the center where sits the sphinx, the symbol of wisdom and strength, thus symbolizing the collection of information by the Military Enlisted Intelligence; and conversely from the center after evaluation, the military information is disseminated.

The flaming torch between the crossed swords of the crest suggests the illumination as provided by Intelligence upon the field of battle. The motto "ALWAYS OUT FRONT" reflects the forward location in gathering intelligence infopnation. Branch Colors: Oriental blue piped with silver gray. Oriental blue - 80176 cloth; 67172 yam; PMS 285. Silver gray - 65008 cloth; 67137 yam; PMS 422. DA GO 38 dated 3 July 1962 announced the establishment of the Army Intelligence and Security Branch. In October 1962, DCSPER approved the colors for the branch.

The parts of this weapon were standardized and interchangeable, thereby marking an advance in arms. Branch Plaque: The plaque design has the branch insignia, letters, and rim in gold. The background is green. Regimental Insignia: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in height consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Vert, a fasces palewise, axe Or and rods Proper (brown), therefore in fess balance and in saltire overall a key with bow in sinister base and a sword with hilt in dexter base all of the second.

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