CONFEDERATE CANNON FOUNDRIESby Larry J. Daniel and Riley W. Gunter First Edition, 1977 **** During the Civil War, Southern foundries produced more than 2300 cannon---a feat akin to an Industrial Revolution. Six years in the making, this book covers in detail every known foundry of the Civil War South. A MUST for all Civil War buffs, collectors, re-enactors, or anyone interested in the arms of America's bloodiest battles. Two of the nation's seven foundries casting cannon for the United States just prior to the war were located in the South. T were many foundries throughout the South that could, and did, convert from peacetime to war production. Firms such as Quinby & Robinson of Memphis and T. M. Brennan & Company of Nashville, novices at cannon making, tooled up for production. The Confederate government, destined to play an ever-increasing role in the Southern war machine, developed its own foundries, four for field guns and one for heavy cannon. More than 2300 cannon were eventually produced---an amazing feat in such a short time period. Confederate Cannon Foundries relates the stories of foundries hitherto unheralded, along with their achievements and failures. The book is divided into an introduction and four parts. The first part concerns the established foundries, those facilities involved in cannon production prior to the war. Part II consists of the improvised foundries, existing private plants converted to meet an immediate wartime need. The third part deals with the government foundries. Part IV, the appendix, contains a Table of Cannon Cast at J. R. Anderson & Company. Examples of surviving Confederate cannon such as the Napoleons, the howitzers, the Parrotts, and more are mentioned and shown in photos throughout the book. Table of Contents:
PREFACEINTRODUCTION PART I: THE ESTABLISHED FOUNDRIES J. R. Anderson & Company Bellona Foundry PART II: THE IMPROVED FOUNDRIES Bennett & Lurges T. M. Brennan & Company Bujac & Bennett John Clark & Company Columbus Iron Works Leeds & Company Noble Brothers & Company Quinby & Robinson A. B. Reading & Brother Street, Hungerford & Company Washington Foundry S. Wolff & Company J. R. Young & Company PART III: THE GOVERNMENT FOUNDRIES Augusta Arsenal Charleston Arsenal Columbus Arsenal Macon Arsenal Selma Naval Gun Foundry APPENDIX Directory of Confederate Cannon Manufacturers Estimation of Cannon Cast in Major Foundries Table of Cannon Cast at J. R. Anderson & Co. Cannon Channeled Through Atlanta Arsenal Guns in Walker's Division, Army of Mississippi Cannon Abandoned by Confederates in the Petersburg Trenches BIBLIOGRAPHY Softcover. 8 1/2x11. 114 pages. Black and white photos. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ---LIKE NEW! We ship WORLDWIDE ! SPECIAL QUANTITY DOMESTIC DISCOUNT! PURCHASE 5 OR MORE BOOKS AND RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING VIA USPS MEDIA MAIL TO THE LOWER 48 STATES! Please bid with confidence. Your shipment is fully insured. Customer satisfaction is the foundation of our business! Please email with any questions. Check out my other items ! We are happy to combine shipping on purchases of multiple items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! Join the N.R.A.!
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