Confederate Torpedoes: Two Illustrated 19th Century Works with New Appendices and Photographs

Confederate Torpedoes: Two Illustrated 19th Century Works with New Appendices and Photographs

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ISBN-13: 9780786463329
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 921,971
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gabriel J. Rains (1803–1881) was director of the Confederate Torpedo Bureau during the latter stages of the Civil War. Peter S. Michie (1839–1901) served as chief engineer of the Union’s Army of the James and was stationed in Richmond for the year following the war. Physician and historian Herbert M. Schiller holds an M.A. in history from Wake Forest University and is the author or editor of numerous books on the American Civil War.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

I Gabriel J. Rains

Biographical Introduction 3

Editorial Notes 9

Contents and Plates 10

Torpedo Book 13

II Peter S. Michie

Biographical Introduction 93

Editorial Notes 97

Contents 98

Notes Explaining Rebel Torpedoes and Ordnance as Shown in Plates Nos. 1 to 21 Inclusive 99

Editor's Appendix 1 Vessels Sunk or Damaged by Confederate Torpedoes 139

Editor's Appendix 2 Examples of Extant Confederate Torpedoes 168

Editor's Appendix 3 Plates Not Referenced in Rains' Text 192

Notes 195

Bibliography 203

Index 205

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