Lincoln and the Tools of War

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 368 pages
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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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Really the best book I read about the workings in Washington during the war and Lincoln's involvement. Here in my little town, we contracted to make Springfield 1861. The owners of the factory fleeced the government until Cameron was thrown out. Read full review

Contents

CAPTAIN DAHLGREN
3
GENERAL RIPLEY
22
MEN WITHOUT GUNS
37
NO TIME FOR NOVELTIES
59
INVENTORS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
75
RAMSAY AND THE ARSENAL
89
BUREAUCRATS AND BREECHLOADERS
99
THE COFFEMILL GUN
118
THE PRESIDENTS PERSEVERES
179
TRIAL BY COMBAT
194
ADMIRAL DAHLGREN
207
GUNNING FOR CHARLESTON
228
RIPLEYS LAST STAND
249
FAREWELL TO ARMS
268
A PEAL OF ORDINANCE
289
Notes
301

LINCOLNS FIELD ARTILLERY
124
PATENT NONSENSE
131
THE TRENT AFFAIR
145
WINTER OF DISCONTENT
151
AN ENCOUNTER AT HAMPTON ROADS
171
Sources Cited
345
Acknowledgments
355
Index
358
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Bruce is a professor emeritus of history at Boston University.

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