American Civil War Weapons Reference Books

American Civil War Weapons Reference Books
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Civil War Weapons and Equipment
Arms and Equipment of the Civil War
Arms and Equipment of the Union
Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy

Arms and Equipment of the Civil War



ARMS and EQUIPMENT
of the CIVIL WAR

Written and illustrated by Jack Coggins

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS - New York
Copyright 1962, 1990 by Jack Coggins
This edition published by Barnes & Noble Books in 1999.
ISBN: 0-7607-1387-1
Printed in the United States of America.


ARMS and EQUIPMENT
(from the dust-jacket end-flaps)

Intense and bloody battles become acutely real in this gripping work on the military hardware and technology employed during the Civil War. Instead of rehashing the war itself, Arms and Eguipment of the Civil War brings a fresh perspective to both victory and defeat, explaining how the outcome of battle was largely determined by the materiel at the disposal of the armies and navies of the two sides.

Travel back to that terrible time as you become familiar with Civil War weaponry - the materials, tools, and equipment in constant and murderous development - and how it was cleverly put to use in the decisive battles, both well-known and obscure, that ultimately spelled victory for the Union armies. Jack Coggins accurately describes how the war was fought and with what. He also includes on-the-scene comments by Union and Confederate soldiers about the equipment and camp life in general.

Profusely illustrated with more than 500 drawings executed by the author, the book is a must for every Civil War enthusiast.



Hard-back book measures roughly ~8-1/2" by ~11-1/4" (portrait); ~3/4" thick; 160 pages, no tears or folds; binding fully intact. Book and dust-jacket are in fine to very-fine "UNUSED" condition.


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ECHOES OF GLORY: Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy



ECHOES OF GLORY
ARMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE CONFEDERACY

By the Editors of Time-Life Books

TIME-LIFE BOOKS - Alexandria, Virginia
Copyright 1991 by Time-Life Books
Printed in the United States of America, 1998
ISBN: 0-7370-3155-7


ECHOES OF GLORY
(from promotional literature)

The American Civil War was the bloodiest armed conflict this nation has ever seen on its own soil ... a war that pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, the steadfast South against the indomitable North.

Time-Life Books presents ECHOES OF GLORY - an extraordinary, three-volume collection using the enduring relies of the North and South. and a complete atlas of battle maps to recount the riveting saga of the Civil War. The cooperation of public and private collections and institutions brings you never-before-published images and stories that capture the drama of the epic four-year struggle as it affected both the great and the small.

This volume, Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy, features hundreds of rare flags, uniforms, weapons, and other war items used by the Confederate Army. In a style unmatched in richness and depth, vivid, full-color photographs portray authentic artifacts ... distinct medals and badges... types of musical instruments ... and many different firearms.

Giving spirit and context to the images are the poignant stories behind each artifact.

Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy features:

Confederate flags
Battle equipment
Commissioned photographs
Hats and uniforms



Hard-back book measures roughly ~9-1/4" by ~11" (portrait); ~3/4" thick; 312 pages. New books.
NOTE: No dust-jackets offered with this printing.


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ECHOES OF GLORY: Arms and Equipment of the Union



ECHOES OF GLORY
ARMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE UNION

By the Editors of Time-Life Books

TIME-LIFE BOOKS - Alexandria, Virginia
Copyright 1991 by Time-Life Books
Printed in the United States of America, 1998
ISBN: 0-7370-3154-9


ECHOES OF GLORY
(from promotional literature)

"... the first thing in the morning is drill, then drill, then drill again.... Then drill, and lastly drill between drills we drill, and sometimes stop to eat a little and have a roll call."
- From a letter to his parents from Oliver Willcox Norton of the 83rd Pennsylvania, as he learned the rigors of becoming a disciplined, unquestioning Union soldier.

The American Civil War was the bloodiest armed conflict this nation has ever seen on its own soil ... a war that pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, the steadfast South against the indomitable North.

Time-Life Books presents ECHOES OF GLORY - an extraordinary, three-volume collection using the enduring relies of the North and South. and a complete atlas of battle maps to recount the riveting saga of the Civil War. The cooperation of public and private collections and institutions brings you never-before-published images and stories that capture the drama of the epic four-year struggle as it affected both the great and the small.

This volume, Arms and Equipment of the Union, features hundreds of rare flags, uniforms, weapons, and other war items used by the Union Army. In a style unmatched in richness and depth, vivid, full-color photographs portray authentic artifacts ... 40 distinct medals and badges... 15 types of musical instruments ... more than 50 different firearms. Even the stitching on the colorfully trimmed Zouave jackets and scarlet pantaloons, seemingly more suited to parade grounds than battlefields, seems to leap from the pages.

Giving spirit and context to the images are the poignant stories behind each artifact. While riding behind enemy lines in September 1862, Gen. Philip Kearny was killed by a Rebel's bullet. Federal surgeons later returned to his family the bullet and one of Kearny's shoulder straps, both seen here.

Also captured here is Sgt. Henry H. Stone's "lucky jacket," which he claimed protected him through five fierce battles. Despite his family's request to send the tattered coat home as a souvenir, Stone kept his jacket on. In May 1864, amid flying bullets near the Spotsylvania Courthouse, Stone was taken prisoner. Seven months later, he was released unscathed from the infamous Andersonville prison.

The section on equipment displays George B. McClellan's dragoon saddle... Paul Revere's field glasses ... a private's shabby wallet and dutifully kept diary, plus dozens more actual belongings of Civil War compatriots.

Arms and Equipment of the Union features:

170 Union flags
137 pieces of battle equipment
182 commissioned photographs
136 hats and uniforms



Hard-back book measures roughly ~9-1/4" by ~11" (portrait); ~3/4" thick; 319 pages. New books.
NOTE: No dust-jackets offered with this printing.


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