By Philip Katcher
For common George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington clean from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, have been to supply the uncooked fabric which he might educate, equip, manage and eventually remodel from a trifling mob into a good combating strength. In October 1861, the military of the Potomac formally got here into being. This unique quantity from an analogous group of writer Philip Katcher and artist Michael Youens who produced Men-at-Arms 37, the military of Northern Virginia, explores how this transition took place, with a selected emphasis on guns, uniforms and equipment.
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Included a quill' eXllOlordinary happening. 'Considerable di~semion amongsl Lhe officers' led 10 a selies of cOllrts-martial for ofTt"nccs as diverse a~ cmbculcmcnt, duelling, and a list fight between an officer and a ~rge:ult_ These c\'ellts led 10 the cOllll1landcr-in-chicf dcciding that he wOllld havc thc officeN of the 85th dispersed among the OtJICI' regiments of the armv, to be replaced b\ others from regiments as di\-erse as the Dukc of York's Greek ught Infantry, the African Corps and the 3rd Garrison &lItalion_ ~IOSI came from regimenlS of tJlc Line.
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