Author: Daniel M. Sivilich
Release Date: 2016-04-01
"Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide "traces the history of musket balls and small shot, and explores their uses as lethal projectiles and in nonlethal alterations. Sivilich asks and answers a variety of questions to demonstrate how a musket ball found in a military context can help to interpret the site: Was it fired? What did it hit? What type of gun is it associated with? Has it been chewed, and if so, by whom or what? Was it hammered into gaming pieces?"
Author: Carolyn L. White
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Release Date: 2005-09-08
Bracelets, buckles, buttons, and beads. Clasps, combs, and chains. Items of personal adornment fill museum collections and are regularly uncovered in historical period archaeological excavations. But until the publication of this comprehensive volume, there has been no basic guide to help curators, registrars, historians, archaeologists, or collectors identify this class of objects from colonial and early republican America. Carolyn L. White helps the reader understand and interpret these artifacts, discussing their source, manufacture, materials, function, and value in early American life. She uses them as a window on personal identity, showing how gender, age, ethnicity, and class were often displayed through the objects worn. White draws not only on the items themselves, but uses their portrayal in art, contemporary writings, advertisements, and business records to assess their meaning to their owners. A reference volume for the shelf of anyone interested in early American material culture. Over 100 illustrations and tables.
Author: John Biemeck
Release Date: 2013-03-29
Volume II (427 pages) is a comprehensive listing of fuses (spherical and rifled) and spherical projectiles found in North American. Chapter 7 details how to inspect and identify black powder projectiles, explains the reasons for variances between identical specimens; provides rarity and condition code assignment with their definitions and rationale; and inspection techniques to determine whether there is reason to believe a projectile is inert or still explosive. Chapter 8 provides internal and external diagrams and pictures; measurements; weights, functioning; specifications; descriptions of variants; and general, technical data and history on the fuses for spherical and rifled projectile fuses found in North America for all countries and services (American, British, French, Mexican, Spanish, Russian, U.S. pre-Civil War, Union and Confederate 1759?1865). Chapter 9 contains listings of known American, British, French, Mexican, Spanish, Russian, U.S. pre-Civil War, Union and Confederate spherical projectiles (1759-1865); including solid shot, cored shot, shell, case shot, smooth bore canister, grape shot, carcass, incendiary shells, repeating sub-munitions, bar shot, chain shot, and special purpose antique ammunition. Volume II also contains appendixes that allow projectiles or grape and canister shot to be cross referenced to specific projectiles or guns, howitzers or mortars by looking up the diameter of a specimen. The projectile tables include history, diagrams, pictures and specifications; diameters, weights, bursting charges, variants; text and footnotes containing additional information. In addition, each projectile listed contains cross references to most known projectile books (1780?2003) that contain a similar specimen(s), picture, data or text, making additional research easier. Volume II is the first in a series of five volumes. Volume III (Confederate Rifled Projectiles); Volume IV (Union Rifled Projectiles, Subterra Mines, Hand Grenades and War Rockets); Volume V (Historical Notes on the Deactivation of Black Powder Projectiles) and Volume I (Background Information, Preservation and Technical Data) are pending publication.
Author: Elizabeth M. Scott
Release Date: 2017
Archaeology has shown that the French presence and influence in the Americas goes far beyond Quaebec, New Orleans, and the French and Indian War. This volume serves as a corrective to the narrowness of the study of French contributions to the New World societies.
The book simply known as Flaydermans is your go-to guide for accurate and updated collector pricing, and identifying and historic details of antique firearms. With meticulously researched data, descriptions of stampings and markings for more than 4,000 antique American firearms manufactured between the colonial era and 1900, and more than 1,900 sharp photos including a new 16-page color photo gallery, Flaydermans is truly the ultimate value guide to antique American firearms.
Author: Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-10-21
Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, rifles, and shotguns. It also explains autopsy techniques and procedures and laboratory analyses relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. A much-needed update after nearly 20 years, the third edition of Gunshot Wounds provides the latest and most thorough information on firearms and best practices for examining firearm-related wounds.
Author: George C. Neumann
Release Date: 1998
The most extensive photographic collection of Revolutionary War weapons ever in one volume. More than 1600 photos of over 500 muskets, rifles, pistols, swords, bayonets, knives and other arms used by both sides in America's War for Independence.
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-12-01
In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.
Author: Dean Snow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-09
In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne. The British strategy in confronting the Americans in upstate New York was to separate rebellious New England from the other colonies. Despite inferior organization and training, the Americans exploited access to fresh reinforcements of men and materiel, and ultimately handed the British a stunning defeat. The American victory, for the first time in the war, confirmed that independence from Great Britain was all but inevitable. Assimilating the archaeological remains from the battlefield along with the many letters, journals, and memoirs of the men and women in both camps, Dean Snow's 1777 provides a richly detailed narrative of the two battles fought at Saratoga over the course of thirty-three tense and bloody days. While the contrasting personalities of Gates and Burgoyne are well known, they are but two of the many actors who make up the larger drama of Saratoga. Snow highlights famous and obscure participants alike, from the brave but now notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold to Frederika von Riedesel, the wife of a British major general who later wrote an important eyewitness account of the battles. The author, an archaeologist who excavated on the Saratoga battlefield, combines a vivid sense of time and place-with details on weather, terrain, and technology-and a keen understanding of the adversaries' motivations, challenges, and heroism into a suspenseful, novel-like account. A must-read for anyone with an interest in American history, 1777 is an intimate retelling of the campaign that tipped the balance in the American War of Independence.
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2003
A beautifully rendered reference guide to the Great Plains portion of the famous expedition through the American West highlights the explorer's remarkable encounters with previously undocumented flora and fauna as they moved through the Plains region. Original. (Biology & Natural History)
Author: Ross Whitehead
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Belt buckles
A wide range of documentary and pictorial sources indicate how buckles were used on personal dress, and archaeological and metal-detector discoveries augment this knowledge. This book is a handy guide to identification that will be as useful to curators as collectors. The price guide has been updated for this 3rd edition.