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A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges

By James E. Thomas, Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 0-93963194-6
68 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover,  $12.00

Information on bullets, cartridges and their manufacturers for collectors. Clear, full-size photos and measurements are included for each specimen. This book is the right size to easily carry at shows and is perfect as a guide and checklist to build a collection.
The Fourth Division (in World War 1)

By C. Bach & H. Hall

Approx. 380 pages, 6 x 9, clothcover,  $20.00

History for the Fourth Infantry Division during World War 1.  Good condition overall, some separation of first and last pages from inside covers. Loose maps that once accompanied book are long gone.  Great unit history for a hard fighting infantry division in the AEF.




Small Arms 1856 -- Reports of Experiments with Small Arms for the Military Service


By Officers of the Ordnance Department

Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 155 pages,  $15.00

* ONLY 1 COPY AVAILABLE *

This is a new copy of the book. A 1984 reprint by Thomas Publications of the 1856 edition. This volume details the experiments undertaken at Harpers Ferry during 1855 and 1856 to develop the U.S. Model 1855 rifle musket and its corresponding ammunition. 
Out of print!


The Supplies for the Confederate Army and How They Were Obtained In Europe and How Paid For

By Caleb Huse

Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 39 pages,  $9.50

* ONLY 1 COPY AVAILABLE *

This is a used copy of the book with stains to the cover. This is a 1970 reprint of the 1904 edition. Huse was the purchasing agent for the Confederate government in Europe. This is a short tale of his experiences.  Out of print!


A Strange and Blighted Land
Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle


By Greg Coco

ISBN: 1-57747-041-9
Softcover, 6 x 9, 448 pages,  $40.00

* ONLY 1 COPY AVAILABLE *

This is a used copy of the book with normal wear to the cover. This is the story of the more dismal side of the Gettysburg Campaign. 10,000 corpses to be buried; 30,000 wounded to care for; 3000 dead horses and mules -- all in a town of 2,500 people! Field hospitals, POWs, collection of weapons and clean-up of battlefield, early relic hunters, early battlefield guides, and a tour of the grim and bloody fields as described by a host of early visitors.  Out of print!

The Civil War Diary of General Josiah Gorgas

Edited by Frank E. Vandiver

Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 220 pages,  $40.00

* ONLY 1 COPY AVAILABLE *

Published by the University of Alabama Press in 1947.  Used copy with old book plate on inside front cover. Book is in very good condition. Josiah Gorgas was the Chief of Ordnance for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The contents is less about his daily routines in relation to Confederate ordnance as it is a record of what was going on around him in Richmond and throughout the Confederacy at large.

Civil War Sharps Carbines & Rifles

By Jerry Coates

ISBN: 0-939631-93-8
Softcover, 8.5 x 11, 80 pages,  $35.00

This title is long out of print and is very
sought after by Sharps collectors!


* ONLY 2 COPIES AVAILABLE *

Increase the value of your Sharps rifle or carbine by identifying the soldier who carried it. This book traces the history and development of Sharps rifles and carbines and contains short histories of a number of regiments that carried them. Also contains records of serial numbers and the name of the soldier to whom the rifle was issued druing the war.


Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part One
Federal Ordnance Dept., Arsenals, Smoothbores & Rifle Muskets

By Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 1-57747015-X
344 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover,  $40.00

The first of a multi-volume study of Civil War small arms ammunition. Part One covers Federal rifle musket and smoothbore ammunition. Detailed information on the Ordnance Department, Northern arsenals, patents, designers, & manufacturers of Federal musket ammunition.

Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Two
Federal Breechloading Carbines and Rifles


By Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 1-57747020-6
528 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover,  $49.95

Part Two of the multi-volume encyclopedia of Civil War bullets and cartridges. This book fully covers Federal carbine and rifle ammunition. Detailed information on patents, designers, & manufacturers of Federal breechloaders and their ammunition.

Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Three
Federal Pistols, Revolvers & Misc. Essays


By Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 1-57747092-3
488 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover,  $49.95

This is Part Three of the series on Civil War small arms ammunition. This volume thoroughly covers Federal pistol ammunition. Detailed information on patents, designers, & manufacturers. Miscellaneous essays wrap-up the Northern side of the story.

Round Ball to Rimfire -- Part Four
A Contribution to the History of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau


By Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 1-57747151-6
328 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover,  $50.00

The text sets the stage for the organization of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau and the emergence of Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, who was one of the few federal ordnance officers to resign his post and join with the "rebellion."  But Gorgas could not run the Bureau alone and the addition of John W. Mallet as Superintendent of Laboratories was destined to bring order out of the chaos. Over 650 Confederate bullet specimens, photos, and other illustrations.


Confederate Arsenals, Laboratories, and Ordnance Depots. 

By Dean S. Thomas

ISBN: 978-1-57747-179-0
8.5 x 11, Hardcover,  $150.00/set

Vol. 1 – Alexandria, LA to Fayetteville, NC, 400 p.
Vol. 2 – Fort Brown, TX to New Iberia, LA, 424 p.
Vol. 3 – New Orleans, LA to Winchester, VA, 424 p.

Confederate Arsenals, Laboratories, and Ordnance Depots is essentially the continuing Parts Five, Six, and Seven of Round Ball to Rimfire; however, although it does continue the history of Civil War small arms ammunition, it actually is more what we have titled it, a study of the fifty-six facilities that produced bullets and cartridges used by the Confederate armies.
The First Day at Gettysburg
A Walking Tour

By James E. Thomas

ISBN: 1-57747119-9
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 80 pages,  $9.95

A walking tour (actually three) that cover the entire first day of the battlefield. Each includes many stops along the traditional avenues and optional excursions to remote sites off the beaten trail. Take the time to walk the battlefield! It is good exercise, and if you have to exercise, you might as well do it on a Civil War battlefield. The monuments and the landscape will reveal many secrets to those taking the time to look!




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