By Philip Katcher
Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of participants, frequently from an area's social Г©lite who had adequate spare time and money to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit ideas, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders discovered their talents in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the middle of many combating devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of a number of pictures and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates through Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a great task of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer defense force of the yankee Civil battle.
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Bottom left: Star of the Grand Cross, with diamonds, of the Order of the Dannebrog. Bottom right: Star of the Grand Commander and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. Bottom center: Badge of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. Top left: Cross of the Commander, 1st Degree, and the Commander, of the Order of the Dannebrog. Top right: Breast Cross, Commander 1st Degree of the Order of the Dannebrog. Bottom left: Kinght's Cross, 1st degree of the Order of the Dannebrog. Bottom right: Knight's Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog.
Reverse of the First Class Badge of the Prussian Or-der of the Red Eagle. Star of the First Class Badge of the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle GERMANY Second Class Star of the Prussian Order of the Red eagle. Another view of the Second Class Star to the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle. 59 Reverse of the Second Class Star of the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle. Second Class Cross of the Prussian Order of the Red eagle. 60 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Second Class Cross (Neck Badge), with Oak Leaves of the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle.
53 GERMANY Another close-up view of the Cross of the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle; note the initial 'F' on the obverse of the medal, for King Frederick of Prussia, founder of the Order. This is Prussia's highest decoration, in one class only. Reverse of the Cross of the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle. Prussian Order 'Pour Le Merite' or more commonly known as 'The Blue Max'; the First Class Badge of the Grand Cross was awarded only 5 times. 54 MILITARY MEDALS, DECORATIONS & ORDERS Prussian Order 'Pour Le Merite' with Oak leaf cluster, signifying outstanding bravery.