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Mines and minié balls : weapons of the Civil War (A first book)

by Blashfield, Jean F.

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A first book


Describes the various weapons developed and used during the Civil War, such as longarms, handguns, swords, cannons, naval weapons, and mines, and explores that era as the beginning of modern weaponry. Full description


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