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- DescriptionThe Battle of Gettysburg (1-3 July, 1863), has become one of the most analysed battles in military history, but until w there has never been a detailed examination of the actual firearms used.The battle was a watershed, with weapons techlogies representing past, present, and future - sabres, smoothbore rifles, and breechloaders - in action alongside each other for the first and last time. Small Arms at Gettysburg is a comprehensive and fascinating examination of the individual weapons used during the battle - muskets, rifle-muskets, carbines, repeaters, sharpshooter arms, and swords - providing a detailed history as well as looking at how their deployment during the battle affected its outcome.
- Author BiographyJoseph Bilby is the assistant curator at the National Guard Militia Museum in New Jersey. He is also a regular columnist to the popular Civil War News.
- Author(s)Joseph G. Bilby
- PublisherWestholme Publishing, U.S.
- Date of Publication01/01/2007
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationYardley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWestholme Publishing, U.S.
- Content Note35 b&w illustrations, plus 5 maps
- Weight535 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine26 mm
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