This comprehensive reference will be invaluable to anyone requiring accurate data on the Civil War period. Indispensable for identifying, describing, and understanding the use of more than 800 items, the text is arranged alphabetically by topic, with subjects ranging from artillery accouterments, heavy cannon, boats, and barracks equipment to bridge materials, a charcoal water filter, brass name stencils (to label personal equipment), and an enormous variety of weapons. Material is cross-referenced for quick location of individual entries. "Everything an interested reader would want to know . . . A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations.