Civil War Small Arms of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

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A professional researcher for the US government and authority on Civil War weapons, McAuley describes the firearms and edged weapons used by US sailors and marines from 1850, when both services were completing the transition from flint to percussion, through the end of the war. He discusses procurement, the characteristics of the weapons, and how and when they were used. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"...describes and illustrates each weapon and explains where and wwhen they were used in battle...the author has spent much time in national and naval archives, studying and documenting shipboard use of a surprisingly great variety of weapons... BUT - the arms are only one part of the great value of this book for Navy historians: the listed 216 black & white photos show the arms in good detail, but they also show and identify over 60 of those ships...plus many more detailed shipo scenes and other persons in the Navy." -- C.R. Suydam, Gun Report Magazine, November 1999

"From the respected author who brought us Civil War Pistols of the Union, Carbines of the U.S. Cavalry and several other fine works covering this era comes a fascinating work covering Civil War Small Arms of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, while heightening our understanding that Naval small arms saw considerable action in this conflict. The amount of detail included in this book, derived from hundreds of hours spent in the National Archives, is obvious and astounding, right down to specific weapons used on named U.S. ships during well known battles...It is always a rare pleasure to read and review a really well written book that will hold my interest from cover to cover; this book is certainly one of those few." -- David Chicoine, Bullet N Press magazine, December 1999

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Book Description Mowbray Publishing. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Oversized Laminated Hardcover - 186pp - 216 Photos - From renowned author John D. McAulay comes the first reliable and comprehensive guide to the firearms and edged weapons of the Civil War Navy and Marine Corps. This fascinating book starts during the 1850s and then proceeds to cover each of the war years in surprising detail, listing specific weapons used on specific ships and in specific engagements. What will amaze even the most casual reader is the amount of action seen by these small arms. The Navy is best known for its famous blockade, but sailors and marines also fought in countless land battles, river actions and skirmishes where small arms played a crucial part in the action. The variety of weapons covered is amazing! For instance, arms inventories for nearly 400 vessels are carefully transcribed for your use, showing guns, swords, pikes, knives and accoutrements by Colt, Hall, Jenks, Ames, Perry, Sharps, North-Savage, Joslyn, Sharps & Hankins, Spencer, Starr, Remington, Maynard, Whitney, Smith as well as Enfields, Springfields, Plymouth Rifles, Naval Officers' Swords, Cutlasses, Single-Shot Pistols, Battle Axes, Single Sticks, Bayonets, Marine Corps Swords and Bowie knives - plus much, much more. This book absolutely reinvents the study of Civil War Naval and Marine Corps weaponry, and will be a constant resource for collectors and historians alike A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 1295556

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Book Description Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition..... 184 pages. Pictorial hardcover published without a dust jacket. Anyone who wants to understand the weapons of the American Civil War needs to study the small arms of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. And now, for the first time, there is a reliable and comprehensive guide to these important firearms and edged weapons. Based upon years of research in the National Archives, this exciting book builds a foundation during the decade before the Civil War, and then proceeds to cover each of the war years in surprising detail, listing specific weapons used on specific ships and in specific engagements. What will amaze even the most casual reader is the amount of action seen by these weapons. The Navy is well known for its famous blockade, but sailors and marines also participated in countless land battles, river actions and skirmishes. The variety of small arms used is amazing too. Ship inventories for nearly 400 vesels, carefully reproduced for your use, include guns, swords, pikes, knives and accoutrements by Colt, Hall, Jenks, Ames, Perry, Sharps, North-Savage, Joslyn, Sharps & Hankins, Spencer, Starr, Remington, Maynard, Whitney, Smith, as well as Enfields, Springfields, Plymouth Rifles, Naval Officer's Swords, Cutlasses, Single-Shot Pistols, Battle Axes, Single Sticks, Bayonets, Marine Corps Swords and Bowie Knives--and much, much more. This book absolutely reinvents the study of Civil War Naval and Marine Corps weaponry, and will be a constant resource for collectors and historians alike. An outstanding reference. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 5152

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