Confederate Cannon Foundries Book-Civil War-Artillery!!

CONFEDERATE CANNON FOUNDRIES

by Larry J. Daniel and Riley W. Gunter

First Edition, 1977

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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:

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

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

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Softcover. 8 1/2x11. 114 pages. Black and white photos. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ---LIKE NEW!

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