That being said I will have to say I still highly recommend this book.
Coggins wrote some excellent books and his extremely valuable and accessible text was always made even more clear by his wonderful illustrations.
When I first picked this book up in the local library, I expected just another poorly done coffee table book.
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 . Read morePublished 23 days ago by hector17
The pen and ink sketches are first rate. The information is succinct and clear. Nice to see the pen and ink sketches again.Published 2 months ago by Dutch
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... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael T. Currie
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... Read morePublished 16 months ago by L. Kirby
Good data and much insight into this topic, a book for dedicated enthusiasts if there ever was one. The end!Published 17 months ago by Stewart F. Davies
This is a great book, it has details that most books don't. it breaks down weapons in detail to show what the men had to work with. Great drawings for details. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Caroline Melton
I added this into my boyfriend's birthday gift and he loved it. He leave it in the bathroom (sorry if this is too much info) to look at and learn. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dana
I never understood why the Union took so long to get going. Well here is the explanation - their systems started off chaotic to say the least and became merely (on average)... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Research Guy