Billy Yank or Billy Yankee was the name given to the Union soldiers
of the North during the American Civil War: and a famous and
enduring symbol of the period. Typically Billy Yank is presented
dressed in regulation blue uniform topped with a forage hat, the
standard headdress used by the military of the period. This handy
guide delves a little deeper and sets out to discover exactly what
the typical 'Billy Yank' looked like and how they lived. Compiled
by two experts on the subject of military uniforms of the period,
and crammed with fascinating facts and images, this is an excellent
glimpse into the life and times of the union soldier and a valuable
addition to the popular G.I. series.
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