By Philip Katcher
While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, one in all their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's combating males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the top of the battle, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this although one of many first steps taken via the hot military used to be to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes studying American Civil warfare armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued by way of the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.
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They wore standard SA uniform but with black tops to their kepis and black collar patches, the right-hand patch bearing the Prussian Police star. A duty gorget was worn, with a gilt static swastika at each end, ﬂanking the Police star in the centre, over the issue number. SA-Feldjäger Formed in late 1933 as the SA’s own police force, it was also used to support the regular Police. SA uniform was worn, with a white-topped kepi and white collar patches; see Plate A1 for details. When this unit was disbanded in April 1935 its members were absorbed into the Police, and brieﬂy formed motorized Autobahn patrols; they wore Police uniform but with their former white facing colour – on the cap band and piping; as piping on the collar, tunic front, and the top o f Riding in a Police car with a member of the Prussian Schutzpolizei, 1933/34, this SA-Sturmführer wears the telltale white distinctions of the SA-Feldjägerkorps auxiliaries – see Plate A1.
Uniforms and insignia The former SHD kept their original Luftwaffe-style uniforms, initially with their own distinctive insignia, including dark green collar patches of Luftwaffe shape bearing the letters ‘SHD’ in silver-grey Gothic script; enlisted ranks’ patches had green-and-white twist edging, officers’ patches plain silver cord; officers also wore Luftwaffe-style silver cord piping around the top half of the open tunic collar. Shoulder straps were narrow; for enlisted ranks they were of dark emerald-green, with for NCOs a narrow silver cord inset from the edges, and aluminium pips where appropriate; for officers they were of silver cord on green underlay, with a single green cord inset from the edges for junior ranks, and gilt pips.
The special wide belt has a large steel ‘karabiner’ or snap hook at the left front, mounted on a plate riveted to the belt; a hatchet case hangs below the left hip. E2: Hauptmann, Feuerschutzpolizei, 1938–42 This officer wears the grey-green Police service dress introduced during 1938, with black facings at cap band, collar and cuffs; this was changed to standard dark brown during 1942. The piping and distinctions are still carmine, and as an officer he wears the sleeve eagle in silver thread. In his buttonhole is the ribbon of the 1939 War Service Cross Second Class, and on his pocket the First Class decoration with Swords for bravery; this series of crosses was widely awarded for service not in actual combat.