Artillery of the Civil War
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Documenting events through photography became a popular phenomenon during the Civil War. The Civil War Sesquicentennial Series showcases these historical images and provides detailed commentary for each photograph. Each ebook in the series focuses on an aspect of the war, such as its administration, new technologies, and the people and occupations of the day.
The artillery pictures in this ebook provide insight into the weaponry that was patented and utilized in the mid-1800s. These images, captured by the nation’s first war photographers, document the brutality behind a war fought by brothers of a divided nation. The West Point and Mystic Island foundries produced many ingenious new weapons manufactured from 1861 to 1865, including the Parrott Gun, Dahlgren's Cannon, and the infamous Swamp Angel. Photographs in this collection also show weapons used in battlefields and on ships, gunboats, railroad cars and limbers. Rare artillery imported from British foundries like the Blakely and Whitworth cannons are also included. The story of Civil War artillery unfolds in this unique collection.
I knew nothing about this subject before reading this iBook. I have a newfound appreciation for the history I have learned of artillery. Very interesting information!!!!!!
Creative writing style
Very interesting information regarding the civil war. The writer has a unique writing style and kept my interest throughout the book. Would like to see more from this writer and publisher.