By Jack Bell
Jack Bell covers greater than 360 projectiles in smoothbore calibers of 32-pounder and up and rifled projectiles of 4-inch quality and bigger. Bell additionally files twenty-one Union and accomplice torpedoes and mines, either these from historic files and those who have survived to fashionable occasions. every one projectile and torpedo is gifted in a knowledge sheet exhibiting a number of perspectives of the specimen and delivering information together with, yet now not constrained to, diameter, weight, the gun used to fireplace it, rarity index, and provenance.
Over the years these learning Civil battle ordnance were counting on the out-of-print 1973 book by way of Sydney Kerksis and Thomas Dickey, Heavy Artillery Projectiles of the Civil warfare 1861-1865, which covers lower than part the fabric provided in Bell’s publication. fantastically illustrated with greater than 1,000 pictures of projectiles from private and non-private collections, Civil struggle Heavy Explosive Ordnance is the recent typical reference quantity and may be of serious curiosity to Civil warfare historians, museum curators, box archaeologists, inner most creditors, purchasers, and experts on unexploded ordnance.