Trade Edition: Volume 1. Edited by Earl J. Coates and Frederick C. Gaede

Here finally is the definitive reference to identify Federal army equipage, complete with an exhaustive compilation of over 4,150 contracts and 261 inspectors that helped produce them. Re-enactors and collectors need this book, whether to authentically replicate Union Army gear or to learn more about treasures in their own collections. Museums and researchers will value its well documented original research on Civil War contracting and Manufacturing… -Stephen Osman