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Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

Coggins, Jack

Edité par Doubleday & Co., Garden City, 1962
ISBN 10: 0517402351 / ISBN 13: 9780517402351
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Titre : Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

Éditeur : Doubleday & Co., Garden City

Date d'édition : 1962

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Good

Edition : First Edition.

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160 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the dust jacket: "A must for Civil War fans - not a review of battles and strategy, glorious charges or fighting retreats, but a lavishly illustrated guide to the weapons and equipment used by the Blue and Gray. "; 160 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 29466

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Synopsis : The first military conflict to use iron-clad gunboats, metallic cartridges, and submarines, the Civil War also introduced such inventions as the telegraph and military balloon, utilized by the Signal Corps. This comprehensive reference brings a fresh perspective to wartime victories and defeats, with vivid descriptions of how the war was fought and what material was available to armies and navies of the Union and the Confederacy.
Profusely illustrated with hundreds of the author's own drawings, Jack Coggins's remarkable encyclopedia of military hardware and technology also describes such equipment as pontoon bridges, corduroy roads, "excelsior" percussion grenades, "freak guns," siege artillery, mines, and submarine torpedoes. Offering a new view on how military resources decided the outcome not only of battles, but of the war as well, the text also includes on-the-scene comments by Union and Confederate soldiers about equipment and camp life in general.
A must-have book for every Civil War enthusiast and for readers interested in the development of weaponry. 

Synopsis: Remarkable encyclopedia of military hardware and technology offers a fresh perspective on how resources decided the outcome not only of battles but of the Civil War itself. Enhanced with hundreds of illustrations, the text describes what materiel was available to the armies and navies of both sides--from iron-clad 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. A must-have book for every Civil War and weaponry enthusiast! Over 500 black-and-white illustrations.

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