Interesting about the easier handling/lighter 2 bander comments. Other 'shock' troops were also issued 2 banders as well, though this was as much purchasing power as it was obtaining 'modern' weaponry.
Am speaking specifically about the Austrian Lorenz in .54 caliber, often rebored to .577. 4th most common weapon of the American Civil War, used by roughly 29 regiments...including the 4th TX, and the 2nd and 7th WVI...shock troops indeed.
Understand about the event ban on mixing 2 banders and 3 banders in a company line and trying to line up the bands on the front ranks ear..... but this was a significant part of the ACW scene.
Am looking forward to reading this book.
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