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THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN ARMED FORCE WHICH IN PURITY OF MOTIVES, INTENSITY OF COURAGE AND HEROISM HAS EQUALED THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 1861-65.

Two unidentified soldiers from Tennessee in Confederate uniforms with rifles and pepperbox pistol

Two unidentified soldiers from Tennessee in Confederate uniforms with rifles and pepperbox pistol

Civil War weapons  Graham Smith Hardcover. 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG 

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and Craig's Rifles, or 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, kepi with musket

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and Craig’s Rifles, or 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, kepi with musket

War is a driver for technological change, and the evolution of weapons can be seen by studying the design of the Civil War weapons cataloged in this attractive full-color reference  book. The Civil War was fought all over the United States, although mainly in the south. More than three million Americans fought in the Civil War and over six hundred thousand men, or two percent of the population, died in this dreadful conflict.

Private David Lowry, of Company E, 25th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Company A, 41st Virginia Infantry Regiment, and Company D, 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and corsage of flowers with musket and book

Private David Lowry, of Company E, 25th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Company A, 41st Virginia Infantry Regiment, and Company D, 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and corsage of flowers with musket and book

Studying the weapons used by both the Union army and Confederate forces tells an intriguing story of its own. The well-equipped Union army had access to the best of the industrial North’s manufacturing output. By contrast, the South had to get by with imported arms and locally made copies of patented weapons. But whatever side he fought for, and whether the soldier wielded a saber, a smoothbore musket, a multi-shot revolver, a canon, or a repeating rifle, in the end it was the courage and determination of the fighting man that really counted.

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with rifle musket, revolver, side knife, canteen, and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with rifle musket, revolver, side knife, canteen, and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!

Civil War Weapons showcases studio photographs of the weapons used to fight the war between the states, along with illustrations and beautiful color paintings. The book details the pistols, revolvers, carbines, rifles, long arms, artillery, swords and edged weapons used in the conflict, and reveals fascinating stories and facts about each type of weapon and the men who used them in the Civil War.

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket and Horstman & Sons sword bayonet, pistol, and Bowie knife

Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket and Horstman & Sons sword bayonet, pistol, and Bowie knife

 

Photograph shows identified soldier, James W. Millner, who enlisted in Company K, 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment, as a sergeant; knife he carries may have been manufactured by Boyle & Gamble or Burger & Burger of Richmond, Virginia.

Photograph shows identified soldier, James W. Millner, who enlisted in Company K, 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment, as a sergeant; knife he carries may have been manufactured by Boyle & Gamble or Burger & Burger of Richmond, Virginia.

 

Private John G. Lee of Company H, 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment, with bayoneted musket, large Bowie knife, and percussion pistol

Private John G. Lee of Company H, 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment, with bayoneted musket, large Bowie knife, and percussion pistol

 

Two unidentified soldiers in Confederate uniforms with rifle and sword

Two unidentified soldiers in Confederate uniforms with rifle and sword

 

Unidentified soldier in Confederate cavalry uniform with Sharps carbine, pistol, and knife

Unidentified soldier in Confederate cavalry uniform with Sharps carbine, pistol, and knife

 

Unidentified soldier in Confederate frock coat and forage cap with cap box, bayoneted musket, and holstered revolver

Unidentified soldier in Confederate frock coat and forage cap with cap box, bayoneted musket, and holstered revolver

 

 

 

 

 

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