South Carolina uniforms by Ron Field.

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Some time ago Ron Field did a series of booklets about South Carolina regiments and their uniforms and flags. I have 6 of these and I thinking of trying to add some more. Does anyone know how many of these booklets Ron Field put out?

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I think it would rude of me to email him and ask him how many he wrote.
I disagree. Contacting him shows you are interested in him as an author and his research. He might have extra copies of booklets which you don't have and who knows what other information he might share with you. I would reconsider if I were you.
 

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I would have to see if I can find his email address, I have not emailed him in several years and I am not even sure his old email address is still current.
 

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Also a large number of four page uniform studies were published (70 plus) by Ron Field and others covering Confederate uniforms. I might have 7 or 8 of these.
 
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I have communicated with Ron several times. I don't think he would mind you contacting him . Great guy. I've copied him with a link to this thread.
 
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Hi Gents,
GMSorrel alerted me to this conversation concerning my "South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War" series published in the 1990s. Also I believe Major Bill may be referring to the "Uniforms of the Confederacy" series I produced while associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain back in the 1980s/1990s. I greatly appreciate the interest which still remains for my earlier work! There were only seven titles published in the former series and Gregg's 1st, Sloan's 4th and Bacon's 7th are out-of-print, although random copies can occasionally be found on amazon. I still have available copies of Jenkins' 5th, Calhoun/Rhett's 1st Artillery, and Hampton's Legion Regimental History and Company Histories for $20 a copy plus mailing. I also have copies of some of the uniform plates & text produced for "Uniforms of the Confederacy." This includes further South Carolina subjects such as Infantry Uniforms of the Beat Militia of South Carolina, 1839-1861; Regular Army of South Carolina, 1860-1861; Washington Light Infantry, South Carolina Militia (SCM); Carolina Light Infantry, SCM, 1858-1862; 1st Regiment of Rifles (Orr's Rifles), South Carolina Volunteers. Plates & text dealing with other states include 1st & 2nd Mississippi Cavalry Battalions, 1861; Smith-Quitman Rifles of Jackson, Mississippi, 1861-1862; 2nd Volunteer Regiment, Alabama Militia, 1860-1861; Clinch Rifles, Augusta Independent Volunteer Battalion/Co. A, 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, 1860-1861; Arkansas Troops at Wilson's Creek, 1861; Bandsmen & Musicians of the Confederacy; & 11th Virginia Infantry, 1861. If there is interest in any of this material let me know. I can provide what is still available of the "South Carolina Volunteers" series at $20 a copy plus mailing. Depending on what duplicate copies I have left in "Uniforms of the Confederacy", I can provide for $20 a copy of the original Journal in which the plate and text was published, which includes lots of other articles including my "Flags of the Confederacy" series. This would be the first time since original publication way back when that material from the Confederate Historical Society is being made available. I have included an artwork from "Uniforms of the Confederacy" plus accompanying Journal cover so you can get an idea of what I have.
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Hi Gents,
GMSorrel alerted me to this conversation concerning my "South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War" series published in the 1990s. Also I believe Major Bill may be referring to the "Uniforms of the Confederacy" series I produced while associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain back in the 1980s/1990s. I greatly appreciate the interest which still remains for my earlier work! There were only seven titles published in the former series and Gregg's 1st, Sloan's 4th and Bacon's 7th are out-of-print, although random copies can occasionally be found on amazon. I still have available copies of Jenkins' 5th, Calhoun/Rhett's 1st Artillery, and Hampton's Legion Regimental History and Company Histories for $20 a copy plus mailing. I also have copies of some of the uniform plates & text produced for "Uniforms of the Confederacy." This includes further South Carolina subjects such as Infantry Uniforms of the Beat Militia of South Carolina, 1839-1861; Regular Army of South Carolina, 1860-1861; Washington Light Infantry, South Carolina Militia (SCM); Carolina Light Infantry, SCM, 1858-1862; 1st Regiment of Rifles (Orr's Rifles), South Carolina Volunteers. Plates & text dealing with other states include 1st & 2nd Mississippi Cavalry Battalions, 1861; Smith-Quitman Rifles of Jackson, Mississippi, 1861-1862; 2nd Volunteer Regiment, Alabama Militia, 1860-1861; Clinch Rifles, Augusta Independent Volunteer Battalion/Co. A, 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, 1860-1861; Arkansas Troops at Wilson's Creek, 1861; Bandsmen & Musicians of the Confederacy; & 11th Virginia Infantry, 1861. If there is interest in any of this material let me know. I can provide what is still available of the "South Carolina Volunteers" series at $20 a copy plus mailing. Depending on what duplicate copies I have left in "Uniforms of the Confederacy", I can provide for $20 a copy of the original Journal in which the plate and text was published, which includes lots of other articles including my "Flags of the Confederacy" series. This would be the first time since original publication way back when that material from the Confederate Historical Society is being made available. I have included an artwork from "Uniforms of the Confederacy" plus accompanying Journal cover so you can get an idea of what I have.
Ron Field

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Thanks Ron for taking time to respond to this thread. I will be sending you a PM.
 

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Thank you Ron for all their formation. I find the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain concept very interesting. A history magazine with a uniform plate was a different approach.
 
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Thank you Ron for all their formation. I find the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain concept very interesting. A history magazine with a uniform plate was a different approach.
After original inception in the 1960s, the Society was revived in 1984 and produced a quarterly Journal until 1990. It was a prolific time and much new work was produced. It laid the foundation for my work which followed and continues today.
 

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