Confederate Edged Weapons.
by William A. Albaugh III.
This large 198 page classic details and pictures the various swords, bayonets, pikes and lances used by the Confederates.
There are a total of 124 drawings and two photographs. Mr. Albaugh's research is divided into three parts: 1. makers
whose weapons are identifiable. 2. those whose makers cannot be identified. 3. a directory of persons and places connected
with Southern edged weapons manufacture. This 1993 edition is in very good condition, and the original dust jacket is worn
at the edges and has a couple tears.
A Handbook of Civil War Bullets & Cartridges.
Authors James E. Thomas and Dean S. Thomas show a variety
of Civil War era bullets, separated by caliber and type of bullet.
They shed new light on the origin of some bullets, e.g. the so-called
"Belgian". This book is well-illustrated and gives dimensions on the
various items. The back contains a cross-reference guide to compare
T&T numbers to M&M numbers. Softcover book (8.5"x5.5").
Priced now at $12.00 plus shipping.
American Military Button Makers
Their Backmarks and Dates,
by William F. McGuinn and Bruce S. Bazelon.
This is the expanded 2006 edition of McGuinn and Bazelon's seminal
work on button backmarks. The first 147 pages list button makers,
in alphabetical order, and their various marks. Appendices cover back die
cards and lists, great seal buttons, and photos of various backmarks,
enabling you to distinguish the time periods of your buttons. This
essential book covers buttons from circa 1790 to circa 1945.
Priced now at $29.95 plus shipping.
American Military Belt Plates,
by Michael J. O'Donnell and J. Duncan Campbell.
The 3rd edition of this massive 616 page tome covers plates from the
Revolutionary War to the early Twentieth Century.
This profusely illustrated book includes militia plates, officer's plates,
martingale ornaments, shoulder belt plates, sword belt plates, baldric
devices, carbine sling buckles, waist belt plates, cartridge box plates, and
cartridge belt plates, including Army, Navy and Marine Corps plates.
Priced now at $50.00 plus shipping.