Civil War Guns: The Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms, Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness and Postwar Disposal :: William B. Edwards soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Secaucus: Castle Books, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; 2-column text;
From the cover: Bursting like a bombshell from the guns of the monitors at Fort Fisher, this great new book of 1962 contains the full story of the guns of 1862 and the other Civil War years.
Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. The arms scandals are shown in true perspective as the North frantically prepared to fight a war with more than cornstalks. The courage and business-like acumen of youthful Caleb H…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with light fraying to the spine ends and top corners with the price clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. 444 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¼” x 8¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my History U.S.A. catalogue?