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Colonel Burton's Spiller and Burr Revolver; An Untimely Venture in Confederate Small Arms...
     

Colonel Burton's Spiller and Burr Revolver; An Untimely Venture in Confederate Small Arms...

by Matthew W. Norman
 
Revolving around the creation, operation, and demise of a pistol factory, this book illustrates the struggles of the factory and thus of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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Revolving around the creation, operation, and demise of a pistol factory, this book illustrates the struggles of the factory and thus of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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Booknews
Civil war history aficionados may find of interest this account of the rise and fall of a key Southern factory (lastly in Macon, Georgia), within the context of the emerging industrialism of the era. The author's great, great grandfather was the superintendent of the Spiller & Burr pistol factory, which manufactured its namesake Colonel Burton's revolver to equip the Confederate army. Drawing upon both primary and secondary sources, Norman furnishes diagrams of the pistols, contracts, advertisements, and the ill-boding fact for the South that only 17% of the firearm production establishments in 1860 were located in the states that would secede. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865545311
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Civil War Georgia Series
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.66(d)

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