Lincoln and the Tools of War
Bruce chronicles President Lincoln's struggle against bureaucratic red tape and his dealings with the colorful parade of inventors, ordnance experts, bureaucrats, military officers, and lobbyists who heralded a new era in warfare.
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THE PRESIDENTS PERSEVERES
TRIAL BY COMBAT
GUNNING FOR CHARLESTON
RIPLEYS LAST STAND
FAREWELL TO ARMS
A PEAL OF ORDINANCE
2nd sess 38th Cong Abraham Lincoln Absterdam April Armory arms Army arsenal artillery Balch Benet Berdan breech breech-loading rifles breechloaders bullets Butler Cameron cannon Captain carbines cartridge Charleston Chief of Ordnance Christopher Spencer Civil coffee-mill guns coln Colonel command Confederate Dahlgren Diary Dickson Diller Dingee Dyer Inquiry fire George Greek Fire H. A. Wise Halsted Henry hundred Ibid incendiary Inventions inventor Irregular Book James John Joseph Holt June Letters Rec'd 1861 Letters Sent Lieutenant Lincoln Mss M. V. Dahlgren machine guns March McClellan Memoir military Misc mortar muskets muzzle-loaders Navy Yard Ordnance Department Ordnance Office Patent Potomac powder President Lincoln projectile Ramsay rebel regiment Ripley Ripley's rocket Scientific American Secretary Sharpshooters shells shot smoothbores Spencer rifles Springfield Springfield Armory Stanton thousand tion took trial troops Union War Department Washington Navy Yard Washington Star weapons White House Wise Mss wrote Yankee York