CIVIL WAR & SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR FIELD GEAR -
The military gear of the Civil war and Spanish American wars represent some of the earliest examples of the military equipment
employed by the US Armed forces. This page provides the visitor with a general overview of the gear.
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven
Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate
States of America (the Confederacy). Led by Jefferson Davis, they fought against the United
States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states and the five border slave states.
Union states were loosely referred to as "the North".
The Spanish–American War was a military conflict between Spain and the United States that took
place between April and August 1898, over the issues of the liberation of Cuba. The war began
after American demands for the resolution of the Cuban fight for independence were rejected by
The information helps identify Civil war and Spanish American war military antiques and
collectibles. Additional information provide the value of each for the collectibles. This
paints a picture of the current market value for the military antiques of the period. This is
a service provided free of charge by MilitaryItems.com ,
the home of the finest military collectibles and antiques for sale in the web. With over
3,000 items in the inventory covering a wide range of periods.