Artillery of the Civil War [NOOK Book]

Overview

Documenting events through photography became a popular phenomenon during the Civil War. The Civil War Sesquicentennial Series showcases these historical images and provides detailed commentary for each photograph. Each ebook in the series focuses on an aspect of the war, such as its administration, new technologies, and the people and occupations of the day. The artillery pictures in this ebook provide insight into the weaponry that was patented and utilized in the mid-1800s. These images, captured by the ...
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Artillery of the Civil War

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Overview

Documenting events through photography became a popular phenomenon during the Civil War. The Civil War Sesquicentennial Series showcases these historical images and provides detailed commentary for each photograph. Each ebook in the series focuses on an aspect of the war, such as its administration, new technologies, and the people and occupations of the day. The artillery pictures in this ebook provide insight into the weaponry that was patented and utilized in the mid-1800s. These images, captured by the nation’s first war photographers, document the brutality behind a war fought by brothers of a divided nation. The West Point and Mystic Island foundries produced many ingenious new weapons manufactured from 1861 to 1865, including the Parrott Gun, Dahlgren's Cannon, and the infamous Swamp Angel. Photographs in this collection also show weapons used in battlefields and on ships, gunboats, railroad cars and limbers. Rare artillery imported from British foundries like the Blakely and Whitworth cannons are also included. The story of Civil War artillery unfolds in this unique collection.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013776906
  • Publisher: Thinker Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial Series, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 915 KB

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Images in the Civil War Sesquicentennial Series were selected, curated and annotated by writers and editors of Thinker Media, an independent publisher of contemporary and historical works.
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