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and Equipment of the Civil War. Description: Enhanced with marvelous illustrations,
the text describes what materiel was available to the armies and navies of both sides — from ironclad gunboats, submarine
torpedoes, and military balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery — with on-the-scene comments
by Union and Confederate soldiers about equipment and camp life. Includes more than 500 black-and-white illustrations.
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"This is an almost indispensable book for all Civil War aficionados, covering
everything from pistols to ironclads and steamships. The author's own illustrations add to the charm and value of this publication
and make its information accessible even to the novice. Many Civil War buffs have known this book for years and will
be delighted to find that it is once again readily available. A true classic, this book belongs in every Civil War library!"
"When I first picked this book up in the local library, I expected just
another poorly done coffee table book. Boy, was I wrong. As a amateur writer, I soon came to appreciate it's unusual wealth
of detailed info on the the equipment and tactics used in the Civil War. The amazing thing is that there are no photos or
even color pictures! The author's drawings are clear, numerous, and very helpful. This is a must-have book for any Civil War
researcher, re-enactor, or enthusiast!"
Reading:Warman's Civil War Weapons.Description: The weapons of the Confederate and Union Armies, a commanding presence 140 years
ago, are among today's most revered collectibles. Warman's Civil War Weapons offers Civil War enthusiasts a listing of more than 100 weapons and military vehicles, featured in 400 stunning full-color photos, and covers
the effectiveness of each weapon in battle. Continued below...
From the early
battles that relied on muzzleloaded weapons, to the introduction of submarines, handguns, shoulder arms, edged weapons and
more, this book chronicles the history of an innovative age of weaponry. Weapons including the Butterfield Revolver, Sharps
Model 1859 and Confederate short sword are shown in detail, with a performance summary. This unmatched reference provides
the information needed for a historical study and collecting.
Recommended Reading:Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and
Confederacy. Description: This comprehensive and exhaustive reference identifies and describes the use and application of
more than 800 items. Arranged alphabetically by topic, subjects range from artillery accouterments and boats to tools and
patriotic sheet music. "Everything an interested reader would want to know . . . A must-have book." — Antiques &
Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations. Continued below...
Civil War buff and even serious collector of Civil War arms, uniforms and equipment should purchase the Civil War Collector's
Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms And Equipment Of The Union And Confederacy as an indispensable reference and core guide in this
specialized area of military antiques and collectibles with noted authority Francis A. Lord covering almost everything to
do with Civil War memorabilia--from equipment to Union and Confederate uniforms.
Reading:An Introduction to Civil War
Small Arms.Description:Fifty Union
and Confederate muskets, rifles, carbines and pistols are concisely discussed with specifications. Also includes photographs
of the ammunition! The overall format is an introduction to each weapon with basic specifications, several
paragraphs of text about development use and production, a photograph of the weapon, a period photo of a soldier armed with
the same, and a photo of the cartridge. Continued below...
This is repeated
for each major weapon. There are also several other general information sections about various aspects of small arms. (Of
considerable use to "wargamers" is a section listing known weapons of MANY regiments; looks like at least 1,000.)
Recommended Reading:Brigades of Gettysburg:
The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg (Hardcover) (704 Pages). Description: While the battle of Gettysburg
is certainly the most-studied battle in American history, a comprehensive treatment of the part played by each unit has been
ignored. Brigades of Gettysburg fills this void by presenting a complete account
of every brigade unit at Gettysburg and providing
a fresh perspective of the battle. Using the words of enlisted men and officers, the author-well-known Civil War historian
Bradley Gottfried-weaves a fascinating narrative of the role played by every brigade at the famous three-day battle, as well
as a detailed description of each brigade unit. Continued below...
Organized by order of battle, each brigade is covered in complete and exhaustive detail: where it fought,
who commanded, what constituted the unit, and how it performed in battle. Innovative in its approach and comprehensive in
its coverage, Brigades of Gettysburg is certain to be a classic and indispensable reference for the battle of Gettysburg
for years to come.
1863 U.S. Infantry Tactics: Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen (Hardcover: 608 pages).
Description: Written in 1861 at the direction of the War Department and copiously illustrated, this
was the book used to train, lead, and maneuver U.S. Infantry units on Civil War battlefields. It contains the
school of the soldier, the company, and battalion or fielded regiment, along with all-important instructions for skirmishers.
More than 15 pages of field music,
the articles of war in use at the time, and a dictionary of Civil War military terminology complete this extensive work. The
work was authorized and adopted by the Secretary of War on May 1, 1861. This is the second edition issued in 1863.
Recommended Reading:Shock Troops of the Confederacy (Hardcover) (432 pages).
Description: Fred Ray's Shock Troops of the Confederacy is primarily focused on the "sharpshooter
battalions" of the Army of Northern Virginia. In a Civil War context, "sharpshooter" was usually more akin to "skirmisher"
than "sniper," although these specialized battalions also used innovative open order assault techniques, especially late in
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Ray includes, however, a detailed study of Union sharpshooter battalions and Confederate sharpshooters
in the West. Remarkably, little has been published about such organizations in the past, so Fred Ray's book offers a unique
study of the evolution of Civil War infantry tactics, revealing a more complex, sophisticated approach to the battlefield
than is usually understood.
Reading:The Civil War Battlefield
Guide: The Definitive Guide, Completely Revised, with New Maps and More Than 300 Additional Battles (Second Edition)
(Hardcover). Description: This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields
is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the
second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the
American Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. Continued below...
As in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise,
written by such leading Civil War historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson,
Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. The second edition also features 83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The
Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Civil War. "Reading
this book is like being at the bloodiest battles of the war..."
Editor's Picks and Recommended Reading for "Union and Confederate Armies and Navies; Union and Confederate Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry."
This page discusses the Organization of Union and Confederate
Armies, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Command Structure of the American Civil War, US Navy Ships, Navies, Ironclads and
the Wooden Ship, Federal Naval Battles, Army Corps, Divisions, Brigades, Regiments, Companies, and the Soldiers'