Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance: A Guide to Large Artillery Projectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines

Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance: A Guide to Large Artillery Projectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines

Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance: A Guide to Large Artillery Projectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, by Jack Bell. 550 pages, 1,016photographs. University of North Texas Press, 2003. $50.

The title says it all. Each page covers a different type of shell, photographed at several different angles against a ruler, and giving technical information such as length, weight, and diameter. A scale indicates rarity for the collector. In all, 360 different projectile types are covered, ranging from standard artillery ammunition to rare Confederate naval mines.

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