Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia

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University of South Carolina Press, 2007 - History - 318 pages
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Lavishly illustrated with seventy-four color plates and fifty black-and-white photographs and drawings, Never for Want of Powder tells the story of a world-class munitions factory constructed by the Confederacy in 1861, the only large-scale permanent building project undertaken by a government often characterized as lacking modern industrial values. In this comprehensive examination of the powder works, five scholars--a historian, physicist, curator, architectural historian, and biographer--bring their combined expertise to the task of chronicling gunpowder production during the Civil War. In doing so, they make a major contribution to understanding the history of wartime technology and Confederate ingenuity.

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Charles D. Ross is a professor of physics and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

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