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  • Author:
    Jack Coggins
  • ISBN:
    0385002882
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385002882
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    Doubleday Publishing (1982)
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Jack Coggins performed an immortal service when he penned this book. Coggins' illustrated guide of weapons, tactics, and daily soldier life truly brings the war to life. It's the seminal book to understanding the war, especially for visual thinkers.

Jack Coggins performed an immortal service when he penned this book. 3 people found this helpful.

Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy. This book does not attempt to classify or describe all this equipment. Nor does it delve into the minor differences between types of six-shooters or muzzle-loading. Author Francis A. Lord. Curiosities of the Civil War: Strange Stories, Infamous Characters and Bizarre Events. The collector and the connoisseur must look elsewhere for such minutiae. What it does try to do is to give the Civil War reader a better idea of the men in blue and gray; how they were clothed, equipped, and organized; and of the tools of war with which they so gallantly fought.

Main article: Jack Coggins bibliography. Among his more famous works is the 1962 authoring and illustration of Arms and Equipment of the Civil War. Between 1941 and 1983, Coggins wrote or illustrated 44 books on a wide range of marine, military, historical and educational themes. Dale E. Biever, registrar at the Civil War Library and Museum in Philadelphia, described the work as "not about generals or battles but about the things one should know before delving into those areas. a welcome addition to any Civil War library

This comprehensive reference describes these and many other forms of arms and military equipment employed during the war, including pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, freak guns, siege artillery .

This comprehensive reference describes these and many other forms of arms and military equipment employed during the war, including pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, freak guns, siege artillery, mines, and torpedoes. Profusely illustrated with the author's own drawings, the text provides a fresh perspective on how military resources decided the outcome of not only battle - but the war as well. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.

A must-have book for every Civil War enthusiast and for readers interested in the development of weaponry. Coggins's 1962 primer provides an illustrated overview of the weaponry used during the Civil War, from the rifles and side arms carried by soldiers to canons and even entire naval vessels Читать весь отзыв.

Very good book, if a little dated on the arms, equipment, orgainazation of the Civil War armies and navies. A great book for brushing up on Civil War matters.

Alas, there is - or was - only one Jack Coggins. I suppose it would be possible to put together a better book on the arms and equipment of the Civil War. A matchless illustrator, a good writer, and a man who did exactly what he set out to do, and did it completely. I just don't know how. Great illustrations, clear and lucid text, thorough. One of the most helpful books in my library. com User, September 7, 2005

Profusely illustrated with hundreds of the author's own drawings, Jack Coggins's remarkable encyclopedia of military hardware and technology also describes such . Books related to Arms and Equipment of the Civil War. Skip this list.

Profusely illustrated with hundreds of the author's own drawings, Jack Coggins's remarkable encyclopedia of military hardware and technology also describes such equipment as pontoon bridges, corduroy roads, "excelsior" percussion grenades, "freak guns," siege artillery, mines, and submarine torpedoes.


Monin
I'm well read in military history, particularly the Civil War, and at first glance this book seems like a lightweight. I was won over, however, by the drawings; they're a bit amateur, and of variable quality, but they're quite good -- particularly when depicting motion, and also at the other extreme, in loving, precise, carefully shaded renderings of arms and ammunition; there's a freshness to them, and an attention to detail that is often astonishing. I'm so glad the drawings drew me in, because even the most learned Civil War scholar will likely find many precious tidbits of knowledge here that they didn't already know. And the text is just as refreshing as the drawings, written in an often conversational style that manages to be charming rather than annoying, and avoids detracting from the reference material. The scope of the book is remarkable, everything from land mines to the Federal government issue bellows used by cavalry blacksmiths, to the intervals between skirmishers and battle lines for infantry and cavalry, even to ships, naval uniforms, and fortifications. This is one book that demands being bought in the print, rather than eBook, version (which I've also had a good look at).
Lesesshe
When reading various Civil War books, I often came across weapons and other subjects that I wanted to know more about, such as the benefits and differences between, and applications of, smoothbore and rifled long guns and artillery, ammunition such as solid shot, shells, case shot, grapeshot, and canister, or how artillery pieces were handled and operated on land and water. This book answered those questions and many others, as well as provided other fascinating information. For example, the Union could have been deploying repeating rifles in mass quantity by 1863, and the gatling gun deployed much sooner, if not for the short-sighted conservatism of one, relatively low-ranking individual assigned as the head of the the Union's Ordinance Department.

If you are interested in the tools and technologies of the Civil War, and essentially how the armies and navies were outfitted, clothed, fed, sheltered, and cared for when wounded or in death--this book is for you. In addition, you will come away with a better understanding of how battles were won or lost, as well as the war itself.

Just a sampling of the details and illustrations provided for land and water applications: long arms, hand guns, artillery, munitions, clothing and footwear, accoutrements, saddles, flags, formations and staffs, shelters, ships and boats of all kind, mines and various special and unique weapons, balloons, railroads, forts and fortifications, and special sections covering the Quartermaster Corps, Medical Departments, Signal Corps, and the engineers on both sides. Excellent detailed drawings, including cut-aways and the inner workings and design of weapons, ammunition, ships of war, etc. are provided.
Modred
As I read books about Civil War battles I come across references to Parrot Guns, Columbiads and torpedoes. Rather than gloss over them I can now see exactly what the authors are talking about and can better appreciate the weapons. This book is profusely illustrated and has explanatory text that explains the details (advantages and disadvantages) of the weapons. In addition, it describes the composition and tactics of the armies and navies, engineers, signal corps, railroads, quartermasters, artillery and naval weapons. It also illustrates various uniform insignia. In short, it explains many of the details that are alluded to, but not explained in other books about the war by Foote and others.
melody of you
I really like Mr. Coggin's illustration about fighting men. Even if its just ink or pencil illustration. Its also great to note that he can also write just as well. Which was shown in this book. If then you like this book. You might want then to check out his major book called fighting Men. Which is a selected area book about the history of warriors and soldiers thru the ages. It has a honored place in my humble library.
Painshade
An Exceptional Reference Source For The Amer. Civil War. While This Book Was Originally Published More Than 40 Years, It Is Still A Fantastic Sources Of Information On The Arms And Equipment Used, As Well how These Things Were used, And How The Armies Organized The Various Arms Of Service. Very Well illustrated with Excellent Drawings By The Author And Easy To Understand Descriptions and Explanations, This Is A Must Have For Any And All Civil War Buffs (or Any History Buff, For That Matter)
VAZGINO
I purchased this book in 1962, during the Civil War Centennial, when I was 14 years old. I have found it to be, over time, the best introduction to arms, equipment, & other topics I have yet seen. It was my privilege recently to purchase an Amazon copy for a young friend just getting into reenacting. SHE is 14 years old, the same age I was when I got my copy, and loves it now as much as I did then. Even though SHE reenacts as infantry, SHE told me of HER plans to learn it all. I am capitalizing "SHE" & "HER" to dispel the notions some have that reenacting is a male only activity. I would put the women in my unit up against anyone in terms of authenticity, competency in drill, and combat skills. A really great book, not only at an introductory level, but as a keeper for future reference. Jack Coggins performed an immortal service when he penned this book.
Kanal
Really awesome book. I've been searching HIGH and low for a detailed history of every piece that made up the Civil War and I found it here . Loved the detailed specs and illustrations. I liked how the author also picked out some rarities to discuss. If I had to find a fault it would THE NEED to add more information about the Confederacy.
Coggins' illustrated guide of weapons, tactics, and daily soldier life truly brings the war to life. It's the seminal book to understanding the war, especially for visual thinkers.