Author(s): Ray Bonds
The American Civil War - first of the 'modern' wars - continues to fascinate military enthusiasts. This magnificent array of artefacts, specially photographed at the finest collections in the United States, will appeal especially to collectors of military paraphernalia, war-gamers, and those interested in military history. With superb photographs of rifles, muskets and handguns, ammunition, swords, bayonets, artillery pieces and shells, caps, badges of rank, medals, belt buckles and buttons, uniforms and general accoutrements of the soldiers of North and South, there are also carefully researched artworks appraised and approved by experts at West Point Military Academy and other military history establishments. All are described in detail.
Ray Bonds has written and edited scores of books on weapons and warfare that have been sold in hundreds of thousands of copies in many languages. He has had unrestricted access to collections of military hardware and artefacts on both sides of the Atlantic, and has an unrivalled reputation among readers and publishers of quality books for the enthusiast.