Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

By Jack Coggins

More advantageous with significant illustrations, the textual content describes what materiel used to be on hand to the armies and navies of either sides — from iron-clad gunboats, submarine torpedoes, and armed forces balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery — with on-the-scene reviews by means of Union and accomplice squaddies approximately apparatus and camp lifestyles. Over 500 black-and-white illustrations.

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Accomplice river mine consisted of sheet-iron cylinder, approximately five½ toes lengthy and 1 foot in diameter. Anchors held it pointing downstream. Vessel going down-river slid over pronged lever A, yet ships bobbing up stuck prongs, relocating lever which prompted lock B, firing 70-pound bag of powder, C. 6. accomplice drifting mine. Tin cylinder, sixteen½ inches lengthy, eleven½ inches in diameter. Buoyancy chamber in best. strains from ring to driftwood. Arrested whilst swept opposed to objective, tide and present revolved tin propeller A, turning gears which published spring-loaded plunger B, which struck percussion primers C.

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The gathering was once undesirable enough—the males specified for this activity have been often those the corporate commanders might top spare—that is, the skulkers and shirkers, and the bandsmen, who have been anticipated to “double in brass”—or blood, whilst the social gathering arose. consequently, many males have been left mendacity at the battlefields unattended—sometimes for days. yet much more pointless loss of life and pain have been brought on by the failure of the scientific provider to supply for relocating the wounded from the regimental relief stations to the massive basic hospitals within the rear.

Regularly larger outfitted than the Southerners, the Federal cavalry quickly turned equivalent, then more suitable, not just to the Confederates, yet to any cavalry on this planet. within the opinion of McClelland, of Stuart’s employees “During the final years no department of the military of the Potomac contributed lots to the overthrow of Lee’s military because the cavalry, either that which operated within the Valley of Virginia and that which remained at Petersburg. ” in the meantime, the energy of the Southern cavalry arm was once declining. conflict and illness took their toll, and disabled horses have been more and more tricky to switch.

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