Civil War Weapons
by Graham Smith
- Civil War, American History
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An explosive history of weapons
More than three million Americans fought in the Civil War and over six hundred thousand died. Its impact is still felt today, for the war shaped our nation, and our national character. Studying the weapons used by North and South 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 the pressure of war quickly led to improvements in firearms. A war that began with single-shot horse pistols ended with multi-shot revolvers.
With archival photography and evocative paintings, this full-color guide perfectly details the evolution of Civil War weapons.
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|Release Date:||June 24, 2022|