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Title:
Civil War firearms : their historical background and tactical use and modern collecting and shooting
Author:
Bilby, Joseph G.
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Publication Information:
Pennsylvania : Combined Pub., [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
252 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Smoothbores -- The rifle-musket -- Sharpshooters -- Breech-loading carbines -- Sixguns, and some cold steel -- Repeaters -- Supply and information sources.
Reading Level:
1460 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780938289791
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The popular Civil War News columnist has written a unique work, combining technical data on each Civil War firearm, an often surprising treatment of their actual use on the battlefield, and a guide to collecting and firing surviving relics and modern reproductions.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Chapter I Smoothboresp. 15
Chapter II The Rifle-Musketp. 41
Chapter III Sharpshootersp. 103
Chapter IV Breech-Loading Carbinesp. 129
Chapter V Sixguns-and Some Cold Steelp. 157
Chapter VI Repeatersp. 187
Supply and Information Sources for Civil War Shootersp. 221
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 237
General Indexp. 247
Firearms Indexp. 251