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Suppliers to the Confederacy - Volume III : British Imported Quartermaster Goods, Artillery and Other Ordnance by Craig L. Barry and David C. Burt

Suppliers to the Confederacy - Volume III : British Imported Quartermaster Goods, Artillery and Other Ordnance

by Craig L. Barry and David C. Burt

534 pages
This title covers all the Confederate British imported quartermaster goods and artillery and includes detailed photographs of the clothing, cloth, buttons, as well as pictures of the British and Austrian artillery and rifles as sent by British and European companies to aid the Confederacy.

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About the Book
This new title is an in-depth study on the Confederate Quartermaster Bureau and includes the story of its first QM-General, Colonel Abraham Myers. This first chapter goes on to tell how in 1863, General Alexander R. Lawton superseded him to become the new Quartermaster General and of his subsequent efforts to turn around the ailing department to the benefit of the troops suffering through lack of adequate clothing and shoes. Chapter Two provides new studies of all the types of imported clothing and sundries, including sewing thread, cloth, shirts, trousers and greatcoats from Great Britain. Chapter Three deals with all fifteen of the British and European button manufacturers and suppliers with pictures of all the various buttons supplied to the Confederate navy, artillery and infantry. Chapter Four is a study of imported hats, blankets, shoes and even socks supplied through the Quartermaster Department to the men in the field. And finally Chapter Five deals with imported British and Austrian artillery and their ammunition, the Whitworth rifle and telescopic rifle scope, and the P1854 Austrian musket.

 

 

About the Author
Craig L. Barry and David C. Burt David Charles Burt and Craig Lee Barry are historians from opposite sides of the Atlantic. Both of them had become fascinated in how British companies supplied the Confederacy with arms and equipment during the American Civil War. Over the course of at least fifteen years the pair gathered information from different sources and after teaming up in 2011 they together continued to research the arms, equipage and uniforms provided by this myriad of firms based the length and breadth of Great Britain and Ireland. This new Volume as well as the other books in this series are the results of that extensive research.

 

 

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