Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War

Overview

This new paperback edition of an established classic is a detailed survey, replete with photographs and diagrams, of the field artillery used by both sides in the Civil War. Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War provides technical descriptions of the artillery (bore, weight, range, etc.), ordnance purchases, and inspection reports. It demonstrates the evolution of field artillery as castings were converted from bronze to steel, barrels went from smooth-bore to rifling, and loading was shifted from muzzle to ...
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Overview

This new paperback edition of an established classic is a detailed survey, replete with photographs and diagrams, of the field artillery used by both sides in the Civil War. Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War provides technical descriptions of the artillery (bore, weight, range, etc.), ordnance purchases, and inspection reports. It demonstrates the evolution of field artillery as castings were converted from bronze to steel, barrels went from smooth-bore to rifling, and loading was shifted from muzzle to breech. The military significance of the major pieces is assessed in terms of their accuracy, versatility (with different types of ammunition), and dependability. The book also includes a discussion of the competition between imported European artillery and weapons made in the foundries of the North and South. Appendixes provide information on surviving artillery pieces and their current locations in museums and national parks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252072109
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 638,159
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals 23
2 Federal 6-pounder guns and 3.67-inch rifles, 1819-1862 30
3 Confederate 6-pounder guns and 3-inch rifles, 1861-1862 52
4 Federal 12-pounder field howitzers, 1834-1862 70
5 Confederate 12-pounder field howitzers, 1861-1862 78
6 Federal Napoleon guns, 1857-1865 88
7 Confederate Napoleon guns, 1861-1865 100
8 Parrott rifles, 1861-1865 109
9 3-inch ordnance rifles 120
10 False Napoleons and Gettysburg replicas 130
11 The small ones 134
12 Boat howitzers 141
13 James smoothbores and rifles, 1861-1862 147
14 The rare ones 158
15 Too big for the field 173
16 British rifled cannon 194
17 Carriages 213
18 Conclusion 220
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